Shahid Afridi Feels Virat Kohli Has Lost The Hunger Of Being The Best
By CricShots - Jun 16, 2022 9:54 am
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Former Pakistan all-rounder, Shahid Afridi has questioned Virat Kohli’s attitude as the former Indian skipper continues to go through a rough patch. Kohli, who has been failing to score centuries since November 2019, has been rested for the five-match T20I series against South Africa after the conclusion of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). During the IPL, Kohli became a victim of first-ball ducks as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

The Indian superstar has not registered an international century for more than a couple of years. Shahid Afridi questioned whether Kohli has lost the motivation of scoring runs that he used to have during his prime years. The former Pakistan cricketer also asked whether Kohli wants to become the best batter against or is he content with what he has achieved.

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During a recent chat with Samma TV, Shahid Afridi said, “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.”

Virat Kohli and Shahid Afridi

He further added, “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.”

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Virat Kohli resigned as the captain of the Indian team after the men in blue’s early exit from the T20 World Cup 2021. He was then sacked as ODI captain before he relinquished the Test captaincy as well. Kohli was named in the Test squad for the fifth match against England, which is scheduled from July 1-5. India is currently leading the Test series 2-1.