When I retire I don’t feel like I am going to pick up the bat again: Virat Kohli
Kohli also talked about his idea on playing T20 leagues.
Published - Jan 11, 2019 2:07 pm | Updated - Jan 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Some of the greatest cricketers who retire from International cricket in recent years continue to play in T20 leagues around the world. Legends like Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers have been enthralling the fans as professionals in various T20 leagues despite retiring from international cricket. However, Indian captain Virat Kohli does not find the idea of playing domestic leagues after retirement appealing.
Currently, the BCCI doesn’t allow Indian players from playing in T20 leagues outside the country which means they can only play in the IPL. On the other hand, other international stars can be seen plying their trade all around the world which is a delight for the fans. On the eve of the 1st Australia vs India ODI, Kohli was asked by a reporter if he would like to play the BBL.
He said that irrespective of the board’s stance when he’s done playing cricket he will not be in the zone to continue. “Look I don’t know whether that stance is going to change in the future. As far as I am concerned, playing more cricket when I am done, I don’t think I am in that zone, to be honest,” Virat said in the pre-match press conference.
Virat Kohli not sure about retirement plans
He pointed out that he has played a lot of cricket in the last five years and has no idea what he will do in the retired life. But did mention that once he retires does not want to pick the bat again. He will continue taking the field till the time he has something to give, but once that’s over, he isn’t going to look back.
“I have played enough cricket in the last five years and I cannot comment on even the first thing I do when I retire because I don’t feel like I am going to pick up the bat again, I will be spent, the day I finish I will be totally spent and that’s the reason I am going to stop playing cricket. So I don’t see myself coming back and playing again. Once I am done, I will be done, and I won’t be seen around the scene,” Kohli said.