‘Does he think he has achieved everything in life..’- Shahid Afridi questions Virat Kohli’s attitude

Pakistan's former cricketer Shahid Afridi has questioned former Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s attitude towards the game.

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India’s star cricketer, Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best batters the world has ever seen. He has more than 12,000 runs in ODIs and more than 8000 runs in Tests. However, he is currently enduring the worst phase of his cricketing career. 

The former Indian cricketer hasn’t scored a hundred in any format for more than 2 years. Under his leadership, India couldn’t reach the knockouts in the ICC 20-20 World Cup 2021. Later, he was stripped off the ODI captaincy and then stepped down as Test skipper.

Virat Kohli didn’t have a great outing in the Indian T20 League 2022 either. He couldn’t live up to the expectations in the cash-rich tournament. In 16 matches, he managed to score 341 runs.

In the ongoing series between India and South Africa, Virat Kohli has been rested. Amidst that, former Pakistan batter, Shahid Afridi has questioned Virat Kohli’s attitude towards the game. He asked whether Virat Kohli still has the same drive that he had in the past.

“In cricket, attitude matters the most. That is what I talk about the most. Do you have an attitude towards cricket or not? That Kohli, earlier in his career, wanted to be the No. 1 batsman in the world… is he still playing cricket with the same motivation? That is the big question. He has the class. But does he really even want to be No. 1 again? Or does he think he has achieved everything in life. Now just relax and pass time? It’s all about attitude," Afridi.

Virat Kohli is likely to make his return ahead of the rescheduled Test match against England, scheduled to be held from 1st to 5th June 2022 in Birmingham. After the Test, India will play against England in three ODIs and as many as T20 internationals. Virat Kohli is expected to be part of India's squad for both ODI as well as T20Is.