After facing hardship with his form for the past two years, Kohli has finally made a great comeback. Virat Kohli has smashed his 71st international century in the T20I Asia Cup 2022 and ended the tournament by becoming the second highest scorer of the entire season, accumulating 276 runs from five matches, which includes one century and two half centuries.
Kohli will try to replicate or even outperform his performance in Australia during the T20 World Cup.The Men in Blue had one of their worst outings in the competition last year in the UAE, where they failed to qualify for the semifinals after losing to New Zealand and Pakistan in the group stage. However, this time, the team will make all the necessary adjustments to win the World Cup for the second time, following their victory in 2007 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
While the talks are mostly buzzing around the World Cup, which gets underway on 16 October, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has predicted Kohli might consider retirement from the shorter format after the showpiece event.
At a live session hosted by India.com, Akhtar said, “Kohli might just take retirement after the T20 World Cup. He may do that to extend his longevity in the other formats. If I was him, I would have looked at the larger picture and taken a call. “
Even former Pakistani all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, lauded Kohli for his stellar career and advised him to retire when the time comes, i.e., when he is at the peak of his performance. Because it is better to retire at the top rather than going out being a pale shadow of his dominating self.