Former India captain Virat Kohli bounced back in form during Asia Cup 2022 matches. He slammed two half-centuries and a century in the tournament.
After a month’s break, he scored his first (71st) century after three years (which he had scored in a Test match against Bangladesh in 2019). It was also his maiden ton in T20I which he scored against Afghanistan in India’s last match of the tournament.
But former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi believes Kohli should retire from international cricket on high note.
“The way Virat has played, the start that he had to his career, there was struggle initially before he made a name for himself. He is a champion and I believe there comes a stage when you are headed towards retirement. But in that scenario, the aim should be to go out on a high,” Afridi said on Samaa TV.
He then said Kohli shouldn’t reach a stage where he will be dropped from the team but instead, when the career is at the peak, he should make that decision.
“It shouldn’t reach a stage where you are dropped from the team and instead when you are at your peak. It seldom happens though. Very few players, especially cricketers from Asia Cup make that decision, but I feel when Virat does it, he will do it style and probably in the same manner in which he started his career,” the former all-rounder added.
Gouri Das is a cricket writer at FirstSportz. Despite always being a sporty kid, she disliked being inactive in one place for a long time to watch a match. But after the Ind vs Pak match of the 2016 Asia Cup, she rather got glued to the TV screen. That year she watched the major cricket tournaments, WWE matches, and the Olympics (especially Usain Bolt's races). After reading about the big names in tennis and becoming an ardent follower, she dreams of visiting Wimbledon one day.
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