Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Indian captain Virat Kohli has thrown his weight behind Glenn Maxwell, who recently took a break from cricketing duties on mental health grounds. Kohli focused on the importance of letting international players communicate their problems without reluctance and voice their concerns.
Australia’s flamboyant batsman, Maxwell had recently pulled out in the middle of the T20I series against Sri Lanka and also made himself unavailable for the subsequent series against Pakistan. His decision to temporarily step away from the game has garnered tremendous amount of support from the cricket fraternity and Kohli has praised the 31-year-old’s courage.
"When you get to the international stage, every player that's in the squad needs that sort of communication and that ability to just speak out. I think what Glenn has done is remarkable, and it sets the right example for cricketers all over the world, that if you're not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try, you try,” Kohli told reporters on the eve of the first Test against Bangladesh.
Kohli empathized with his Australian counterpart and gave his own example of reaching a low point in his career during the tour of England in 2014 where he struggled to find consistency.