Tomorrow, India will play their first T20I match of three-match T20 series against South Africa. Today Virat Kohli has attended the pre-match press conference. Recently he posted a picture on Instagram and twitter that created MS Dhoni’s retirement rumours.
While answering a question of MS Dhoni’s retirement plan, Virat Kohli said, “Experience is always going to matter whether you like it or not. Many players have proven in the past that age is just a number, and even Dhoni has done that a lot in his career. One thing great about him is that he thinks for Indian cricket. When to stop playing cricket, is completely an individual decision. No one should give opinions regarding the matter,” Kohli told reporters on Saturday.
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“I did not have anything on my mind, I was just sitting at my home, and I just uploaded the picture. It became news; it is a lesson for me about what I think about myself; the world does not necessarily see it that way. That game is very special, I have not openly talked about it, so that is why I uploaded the picture, but people took it otherwise,” Virat Kohli said, About his post that can create MS Dhoni’s retirement rumours.
“We wanted to give opportunities to players who have done well for the past two years in the domestic circuit and T20 cricket in the IPL. It is about finding the best possible balance we can for the side and not necessarily stick to one particular type of balance. If other teams can bat till number nine, so why cannot we? Whatever decisions are made, they are made looking at the future,” said the India captain.
“The first two to three T20I series will help us assess every situation. Definitely the roadmap for T20 World Cup in 2020 is on our mind. It is an exciting prospect looking at the new bunch of guys in our lineup,” he added.