We know this is very early to talk about Virat Kohli’s retirement, but the Indian cricket team captain’s comments post the first ODI against Windies at Guwahati has made us think about it. Kohli during the post-match press conference said that he has "few years left to enjoy this sport.” Kohli’s comments apparently have made fans unhappy. Virat Kohli Crosses 2,000-Run Mark for Fifth Time in a Calendar Year; Equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Record, Surpasses Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Others.
“I have a few years left in my career to enjoy this sport. Playing for the country is a matter of pride and a huge honour. You can’t afford to take any game lightly. You got to be honest to the sport and that is when the sport gives you back. I try to do that. That’s my basic thinking, because you are playing for India and not everyone gets to do that,” Kohli said. Virat Kohli Retirement Rumours: Childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma Says Indian Captain Has 10 Years of Cricket Left in Him.
Kohli after the England tour was rested for Asia Cup in the UAE. He, however, was back in the team for the recently concluded Test series and ongoing ODIs against Windies. He has often hinted workload and the pressure of the tight international schedule.
— Prabhudayal loyal (@loyal_pd) October 21, 2018
@vikrantgupta73 As far as I've understood Virat Kohli, he's gonna take his retirement very early than we would expect and shock us just like AB De Villiers. Bcoz some greats don't value records & numbers but quality.
— Nitish Galgat (@GalgatNitTish) October 21, 2018
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— Shalaj Lawania (@snoopshalpy) October 21, 2018
Pheeww... The thought of imagining KoHLI retire is scary for me... It feels like my World will come to an end on the day of his retirement.. 😣..But he must be playing for
— SirishaSharma (@SirishaSharma18) October 21, 2018
Don't know Why u @imVkohli thinking about the Retirement. We fans are can't even imagine that 🙏
Mindlonchi thesey Annay 🙏
— Vikhyath D king (@vickyNAGfan) October 21, 2018
Meanwhile, India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series against Windies. In the opening ODI, India emerged victorious by eight wickets with Kohli and Rohit Sharma smashing centuries each. While Sharma finished unbeaten on 152, Kohli was dismissed on an individual score of 140 runs.
India were set a target of 323 to win. After losing Shikhar Dhawan early in the second over, Kohli and Sharma added a match-winning 246-run stand for the second wicket. In the process, Kohli smashed his ODI’s career’s 36th ton while for Sharma it was the 20th century.