India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Virat Kohli once again gave his billions of fans unimaginable joy when he brought up his 36th ODI ton which helped the hosts to register a crushing victory over Windies in the first ODI by eight wickets. However, the joyous feeling didn’t last that long as the Indian captain made a sensational yet heart-breaking revelation which has triggered a huge debate on social media. Speaking at the post-match conference, Kohli gave a strong hint about his retirement plans and his future plans in the sport. He said: “I have few years left in my career to enjoy this sport”.Also Read - CSK Captain MS Dhoni Sheds Light on His IPL Future, Plays it in Hands of BCCI
Currently, the Delhi-born batsman is only 29 and still two weeks away from touching the 30-mark. He has been playing all the three formats (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) and is bossing the sport like none other mortal present on this planet. The Indian cricket team’s packed schedule leaves a very little chance for all the professional cricketers to take their foot off the pedestal as they have to maintain supreme fitness to meet the high standards all the time. Also Read - IPL 2021: MS Dhoni Heaps Praise on Kolkata Knight Riders' Comeback in UAE Leg, Says KKR Deserve to Win This Year's Tournament
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What’s more intriguing is the fact that Kohli has given this statement for the third time in the last 10 months. What is baffling fans is that he is currently in the form of his life and is the best batsman in the planet in all formats? Some disgruntled fans have pleaded the Indian skipper to rethink his decision, while some have suggested him to stop playing the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here is how Twitter expressed their disappointment over this comment of his.
Some fans also suggested that he should stop playing IPL if that is the case.
Meanwhile, this was Kohli’s 22nd ton while chasing, exemplifying why he is known as the chase-master. This was also his 31st hundred as captain.
So, here comes the question, ‘how long can his body hold up?’