Virat hints at post-retirement plan: ‘You won’t see me for a while’


Ponting suggest Newrole for Virat at T20 Worldcup

Virat hints at post-retirement plan, former India and RCB captain Virat Kohli disclosed his plans recently to retire after a long cricket career and hinted at taking a break after retiring and expressed his desire to give his best for as long as he remains active in the game.

The 35-year-old Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli hinted at his post-retirement plans in an emotional interview.

Virat has shared insights into his motivation and post-retirement plans, emphasizing the importance of having no regrets in his career.

Virat hints at post-retirement plan

In a video released by Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Virat highlighted his approach to his remaining playing days, saying:

“It’s quite simple.” “I think as a sportsman, we do have an end-date to our careers. So I am just working backwards. I don’t want to finish my career thinking ‘oh, what if I have done this on that particular day’ because I can’t keep going on and on forever.

“So it’s just about not leaving any undone business behind and not have any regrets later, which I am sure I won’t.”

“Once I am done, I will be gone, you won’t see me for a while (smiles). So I want to give it everything I have till the time I play, and that’s the only thing that keeps me going.” ‘You won’t see me for a while’.

Virat hints at post-retirement plan
Virat hints at post-retirement plan 

In the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024, Virat Kohli is currently leading the highest run-scorers chart. In 13 innings, he has scored 661 runs with a strike rate of 155.16, including 5 fifties and one century. RCB is in the fifth position on the IPL points table with 12 points from 13 matches but they played their most important and critical match against Chennai Super Kings the third ranker in the points table.

The 35-year-old Indian legendary batter has been a formidable force, a match-winner, and a game-changer for India over the last decade. Since his international debut in 2008 in One Day International against Sri Lanka at Dambulla, Virat has featured in 113 Tests, 292 ODIs, and 117 T20Is.

His tally of 26,733 international runs across formats includes 80 centuries, placing him just behind another Indian great, Sachin Tendulkar, who holds the record for the most international centuries (100).

Virat shows no signs of slowing down. He is in tremendous form in the ongoing IPL, sitting atop the run charts with 661 runs in 13 innings at an average of 66.10.

During a recent dinner hosted by Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bengaluru team, a significant question was raised to the batting stalwart regarding his post retirement plans and the motivations behind his drive to score.

Virat is set to feature in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA, marking his sixth consecutive appearance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

He holds the record for most runs in the history of ICC Men’s T20 World Cups, leading the list with 1,141 runs. Given Kohli’s current form, he could elevate that tally further.

India is in Group A of the tournament, along with arch-rivals Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, and co-hosts USA. They begin their T20 World Cup campaign on June 5 against Ireland at the brand-new Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. India face arch-rivals Pakistan four days later.

India T20 World Cup Squad

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Reserves – Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

India T20 World Cup 2024 Schedule

India vs Ireland – Wed, 5 June 2024 – New York

India vs Pakistan – Sun, 9 June 2024 – New York

India vs USA – Wed, 12 June 2024 – New York

India vs Canada – Sat, 15 June 2024 – Florida

Also read:

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ICC announced Complete Squads for Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

ICC T20 World Cup: Game-changers and record-makers

Rishabh Pant perfectly comeback to T20 World Cup

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