New Delhi: India star player Virat Kohli finally returned to his form after a long wait of many months. Hitting his maiden T20I century and finishing as second highest run scorer in Asia Cup 2022, he has proved that his fire and form in back. Amidst the continuous discussions on his form, former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has given a controversial statement.
Shahid Afridi wants Virat Kohli to retire from International cricket
While in media conversation, Shahid Afridi hinted on a suggestion for the former Indian cricketer Virat Kohli that he should now retire from international cricket before he gets dropped.
“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,” said Afridi on a television program.
“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 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 Pakistan cricketer added.
Virat Kohli has been added to the T20 World Cup after his heroics in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022.