Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world across all formats of the game. He was struggling to score runs on a consistent basis for nearly three years now. However, he brought the best out of himself in the super 4 stage fixture against Afghanistan.
The right-handed batsman took us all by surprise by scoring his first-ever century in Twenty20 Internationals. Eventually, he ended his century drought after 1023 days. The 33-year-old stalwart scored an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls and played at a strike rate of 200.
He smashed a flurry of 12 boundaries and 6 hits over the fence and made the fans happy. Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi reserved the highest respect for Kohli for what he has contributed to the sport so far.
However, at the same time, he came up with a retirement suggestion to Kohli, adding that he should finish it on a high. His comments went viral on social media, which drew the attention of former Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra.
“The way Virat has played, the start that he had to his career, there was 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 told 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,” he added.
Amit Mishra savagely trolls Shahid Afridi on Twitter
Former Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra came across such comments and savagely trolled former Pakistan cricketer on the micro-blogging Twitter portal. Taking a dig at Afridi, Mishra tweeted, “Dear Afridi, some people retire only once so please spare Virat Kohli from all this.”