Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has urged to create a healthy environment for the youngsters going through depression so they could open up. Recently, India captain Virat Kohli revealed he had talked to Tendulkar after failure on the England tour in 2014.
Kohli was not in the right mindset after the debacle. He, in the renowned broadcaster Mark Nicholas' podcast ‘Not Just Cricket’, said, "I did have a chat with him about the mental side of things as well and the thing that he told me was, in cricket what he experienced was if you are going through a strong negative feeling and if that is coming into your system regularly, it is best to let it pass.
"If you start fighting that feeling, it grows stronger. So, that is the advice I took on board and my mindset really opened up from then on."
Tendulkar made a post on social media in the context of Kohli's words on mental health. The 47-year-old said he's proud of the India captain for opening up. "@imVkohli, proud of your success & decision to share such personal experiences", he wrote.
Youngsters find it difficult to share their issues in fear of being judged. Tendulkar wrote that it's important to hear them out which can bring a lot many lives back on track.
"These days youngsters are constantly judged on social media. Thousands speak about them but not to them. We need to be able to listen to them and help them flourish", he added.