New Delhi: Cricket has been in the news recently regarding mental health issues affecting elite-level athletes. Glenn Maxwell decided to take a break from cricket after suffering from mental health issues followed by Nic Maddinson, who opted to take a break during the Australia A match against Pakistan. In previous instances, England players like Steve Harmison, Marcus Trescothick and Graeme Fowler have dealt with depression. The factor of mental health issues has not been a topic of discussion among India’s elite athletes, despite the fact that the country tops the list when it comes to rates of depression.Speaking about the issue of mental health, Kohli admitted that he could not have told how great he felt mentally following his low point which was the 2014 tour of England in which he averaged just 13.4. “To be honest, I couldn’t have said that I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game. Because you never know how that’s taken. I have gone through a phase in my career where I had felt that it was the end of the world. I just didn’t know what do and what to say to anyone, How to speak, how to communicate,” Kohli said.The Indian cricket team skipper hailed Maxwell and said he has set the right path when it comes to dealing with mental health issues. The Indian captain feels that these issues need to be discussed for a better understanding of what one is going through at a personal level. Kohli, who has played a lot of cricket against Maxwell at the IPL and international level, said he can understand that things must have reached a tipping point for the Australian.”You know when you get to the international stage, every player that’s in the squad needs that communication – that ability to speak out. I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. Not to say that you give up but just to gain more clarity, you tend to take a bit more space which, in my opinion, is quite acceptable and quite a nice thing to do when you are not able to carry on anymore. I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all. It’s just not having the capacity to deal with things which can happen to any person to any walk of life. I think it should be taken in a very positive way,” Kohli said.Also Read | India Eye Continued Dominance Vs Bangladesh Ahead Of Indore TestThe Indian cricket team will take on Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore and it will be part of the ICC World Test Championships. The second Test will be a historic Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This will be the first time India and Bangladesh will play with the Pink Ball. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
This Tuesday, the captain of the BH National Football Team Edin Džeko, who is the first ambassador of UNICEF from B&H since 2009, accepted the invitation from the UNICEF representative for B&H, Ayman Abu Laban, to extend the engagement as the Good Will Ambassador for the welfare of all children.‘In recent years, you have contributed significantly in promoting the rights of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly those most vulnerable, and I hope you will continue to be a compelling and eloquent advocate of children’s rights, who is always able to draw attention to the problems that children face, as well as on other topics essential for children. I am also convinced your reputation, talent, and appearance in media and public will help UNICEF to send a strong messages that will reach the minds of people in B&H’, said Abu Laban to Džeko during the submission of the letter of invitation at the Training Camp of BH National Football Team in Zenica, it was published on the website zasvakodijete.ba.Džeko expressed satisfaction with the continuation of cooperation.‘I am trully happy to say a big yes to continue helping that all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina have equal opportunities, as we did before. As in the past, I am happy to be a part of UNICEF story, which makes me especially proud. I am the happiest when I see a child’s smile and working with children fulfills me over and over again, it gives me strength to be persistent. We are each other’s biggest support’, said the captain of the Dragons.During the previous engagement as the UNICEF Ambassador of Good Will, Džeko was very dedicated to working with children, participated in the campaign ‘Govorimo o mogućnostima’ (Let’s Speak About Opportunities), on his birthday invited the entire National Team to join the advocacy of children’s rights with and without disabilities through a match which the children played against them, as well as through the match symbolically named ‘Svi na jednom mjestu’ (All in One Place).(Source: klix.ba/ photo tuzlanski)