Shahid Afridi Responds To A Twitter User When Asked About Virat Kohli's Future

Updated - 22 Aug 2022, 01:30 PM

Virat Kohli has always been in the headlines either for scoring a truckload of runs or just returning with low scores.

Kohli’s lean patch with the bat has been in the limelight since the time he relinquished Indian team captaincy from all formats.

Virat Kohli’s struggle with the bat goes on and on

Kohli scored 11 and 20 in the rescheduled fifth Test against England, which India lost by seven wickets and levelled the series 2-2. He was rested for the first T20I but returned with scores of 1 and 10 in the next two games.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

Nothing changed in the ODI leg as the 33-year-old managed 16 and 17 in the last two matches after missing the first due to a groin injury.

Midway through the England tour, it was reported that the Indian selectors will decide Kohli’s place in the T20 World Cup based on his form in the white-ball leg. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma had a different stance on the matter and he backed the senior batter in a tough time.

Kohli was rested for the West Indies ODI series by the Indian cricket board along with other senior players. The senior Indian player opted out of the West Indies T20Is and the ongoing One-Day series against Zimbabwe.

Shahid Afridi responds on Virat Kohli’s future

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was recently asked about Kohli’s future.
During a Question and Answer session with his Twitter followers, one user asked Afridi about Kohli’s future. The 42-year-old had a vague response to it by saying, “It’s in his own hands.

Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Kohli hasn’t reached the three-figure mark in international cricket for more than 1000 days. It not just makes the fans of the players anxious but the entire cricket fraternity feel sad over watching a player of Kohli’s stature struggle with form.

When one user pointed to Afridi about Kohli’s drought with international centuries, the former Pakistan skipper said great players are tested during tough times.

Bare players ka mushkil waqt me hi pata chalta hai (Only tough times can unearth the big players),” Afridi replied to another user’s comment.

Kohli is part of India’s Asia Cup title defence and his performance in the continental tournament moreover gives a blueprint for India’s T20 World Cup selection.

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