India Pakistan cricket news: Pakistani Cricketer Shahid Afridi suggests that Indian cricketer Virat Kohli should retire from International cricket on high in an interview on Samaa TV.
“The way Virat has played, the start that he had to his career, there was a 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.
In cricket news yesterday he said, “It shouldn’t reach a stage where you are dropped from the team and instead when you are at your peak.” Virat Kohli did indeed peak as he scored his first International 100 in the last three years.
Virat Kohli, 33-year-old, has shown no intentions of retiring from any format of the game even as some big names are picking and choosing formats amid the ever-growing cricket calendar. Kohli gave up captaincy in T20 cricket and Test cricket in the 2021-22 season and was sacked as ODI captain earlier this year but the star batter has continued to play all formats of the game.
Kohli, who made his international debut in 2008, has been going strong and seems to overcome a lean path that he was going through over the last few years. Having come back from a back refreshed and rejuvenated, the former captain topped the scoring charts in Asia Cup 2022, scoring 281 runs in 5 matches, including 2 fifties and one century – his maiden 3-figure score in T20I cricket.
“It shouldn’t reach a stage where you are dropped from the team. Instead, retirement should be announced when you are at your peak. It seldom happens though. Very few players, especially cricketers from the Asian region make that decision, but I feel when Virat does it, he will do in a good way and probably end his career in a style much like the way he began his career,” Afridi told Samaa TV.