I won’t be surprised if Virat Kohli retires after IPL: Panesar
He has just left the captaincy of RCB. Now Virat Kohli will leave the entire IPL. Yes, it is not us but a legend of cricket believes. And, that legend is Monty Panesar. If this former England spinner is to be believed, then he will not be surprised if Virat Kohli takes retirement from IPL. But the big question is why would Kohli do this. So Panesar also told the reason for this. He said that the captain of Team India can leave the IPL in order to focus on the 2023 ODI World Cup. Even before the start of the second half of IPL 2021 in UAE, Virat Kohli had announced to leave the captaincy of RCB after this season. However, he is talking about playing as a player.
Kohli played his last match on the IPL pitch as RCB captain on 11 October 2021. He played this match against Kolkata Knight Riders as an eliminator. In this match, Kolkata’s team defeated Virat Kohli-led RCB by 4 wickets from 2 balls. This is the second time in a row that RCB has not been able to reach the finals by reaching the playoffs.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Virat leaves IPL: Panesar
39-year-old Panesar spoke about Virat Kohli after the Eliminator match played between RCB and KKR. He said, “I will not be surprised at all if Virat Kohli says that he is going to retire from IPL. He still has to play a lot of international cricket. He would like to win the 2023 ODI World Cup to be held in India. And, in order to focus on that, you can take the step of leaving the IPL. Panesar said these things in Sports Tiger’s mid-wicket live show.
Virat Kohli is the top scorer of IPL
However, in a recent interview, Virat Kohli has talked about playing IPL as a player for the time being. He is also the leading scorer of IPL. He has scored 6283 runs in 207 matches played so far. He is the only batsman to score 6000 plus runs in the league of Indian cricket. Virat Kohli also holds the record for scoring the most 973 IPL runs in a season. He did this feat in the year 2016 with 4 centuries.
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