Despite the disappointing Asia Cup campaign, India’s biggest positive from the tournament has been Virat Kohli as he ended the tournament as second highest run scorer. But at the age of 34, Virat’s incredible career could soon enter its twilight. The former India captain hasn’t been in the best of forms over the last few years but now it almost feels like Kohli has found a new wind.
Addressing the possibility of Virat Kohli's retirement, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi praised the Indian batter for his monumental career and believes that when the time comes, he believes Kohli would go out when he is at the top instead of being out of form and far from his run-scoring self.
"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 on Samaa TV.
"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.
Talking about the Asia Cup, Kohli ended the tournament with his 71st international hundred, and first in T20I cricket in Dubai against Afghanistan. The Delhi-born batter went into overdrive after scoring his 50. He then reached his next 50 runs off in just 21 balls.