Virat shouldn’t reach a stage where he is dropped and must retire on a high – Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has urged Virat Kohli to retire at an appropriate time, adding that he hopes the 33-year-old will leave on a high like the way he started his career. Afridi said when Kohli is nearing the end of his career, he should go out in style.

Virat Kohli, 33-year-old, has no intentions of hanging his boots from any format of the game. Kohli gave up T20I captaincy after the ICC T20 World Cup in 2021 and was sacked from the ODI leadership role earlier this year. He even quit Test captaincy after a series defeat in South Africa.

Kohli, who was struggling for form, finally made a remarkable comeback in the Asia Cup 2022, where he amassed a century and two fifties.

“It shouldn’t reach a stage where he is dropped. Retirement should be announced when you are at the peak of your career. Very few players from Asia have made the right decision. I hope Virat does and goes on a high,” said Afridi.

“The way Virat has played, the start he had to his career and the way he overcame the struggles before making a name for himself. He is a champion, and I believe there comes a stage when you are headed toewards retirement. His aim should be to go out on a high,” he added.


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