According to Shoaib Akhtar, Virat Kohli is considering retiring from Twenty20 Internationals after the World Cup in Australia so that he may continue his career in other forms for as long as possible. Akhtar also remarked that if he were in Kohli’s situation, he would have chosen to put up his boots if he were to contemplate the bigger picture.
The Indian team’s performance in the Asia Cup may have been underwhelming as a whole, but the fact that Virat Kohli was in such good form was a bright spot for the squad. Before the commencement of the competition, Kohli was struggling with his form and was in the midst of a dry spell without a century. However, he was able to find his mojo throughout the tournament, and he finished his campaign with his first Twenty20 International century. Additionally, Kohli scored 276 runs while batting at an average of 92 and had a strike rate of 147.59, making him the second-highest run scorer in the competition.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 15, 2022
Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistani speedster, has speculated that Virat Kohli would call it a career after the Twenty20 World Cup that will be contested this year. His reasoning is based on Kohli’s current form as well as his entire career.
What did Shoaib Akhtar say?
In a live session presented by India.com, Akhtar said, “Kohli may simply consider retirement after the T20 World Cup. He may do that to prolong his lifespan in the other formats. If I was him, I would have looked at the wider picture and made a decision.”
With an unbroken score of 122 in Twenty20 Internationals, Virat Kohli of India set a new individual record for India. During the innings, he also reached the milestone of hitting one hundred T20I sixes, becoming the second Indian player to do so after Rohit Sharma.
Finally met with my idol Virat kohli 🥺 pic.twitter.com/uLr5j2Ij6J
— Anushul Chauhan (@anushulchauhan) September 15, 2022
The Indian cricket team has decided to include Kohli in their teams for the upcoming series against Australia and South Africa. In addition to this, the Indian squad will place a significant amount of importance on him during the Twenty20 World Cup since they want him to come through for them and help them choreograph a run at the championship with his bat.