India captain Virat Kohli knows to pile runs at will; be it any format, he doesn’t spare the bowlers. Meanwhile, ahead of the first ODI against Australia at the SCG on Saturday, Virat talked about his retirement plans. Seemed too relax to talk about it, the India captain said he is not going to pick up the bat after calling it quits. However, he pressed on the fact that he has played a lot of cricket in five years; and that he will not return to the pitch post-retirement.
I am not picking the bat again – Virat
The 29-year old said he doesn’t know what’s the first thing he will do after announcing retirement. Though he added he would be spent by the time, he will say bye-bye to cricket.
Meanwhile, to be the part of the system for a long time now, Virat Koli knows the schedule would only get tight for the players; thus draining them to the limit. But, the India captain didn’t rule out the vacation thing out of the schedule.
“As far as I am concerned playing more cricket once I am done, I don’t think so I am in that zone right now (chuckles), to be honest. I have played enough cricket in the last five years and look I can’t comment on even the first thing I am going to do when I am going to retire because I don’t feel I am going to pick the bat once again when I am done, to be honest.”
“I would be spent, the day I finish, I would be totally spent and that’s the reason I am going to stop playing cricket. In fact, I don’t see myself coming back again and again. I think once I am done, I would be done and I wouldn’t seen around the scene. A holiday is good but not picking up the bat again”
2018 was the year of Virat Kohli
What’s there in cricket, Virat cannot achieve? He recorded his 10,000 ODI runs in the fewest innings; he slammed more than ten centuries across two formats; also, he got named as the Most Valuable Celebrity in 2018. More than anything, Virat Kohli had led India to a famous 2-1 series win over Australia on their soil.
Meanwhile, the 2019 World Cup is nearing, and the India National Cricket Team captain is looking upto the ODI series as the preparation for the mega event. The first of the three ODI’s against Australia will begin on Saturday (January 12th) at the SCG.
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