Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has cleared the air on the superstar’s future in the T20Is post the T20 World Cup 2022. As per him, Kohli won’t take retirement from the shortest format of the game and he could represent India in the T20 World Cup 2024 as well. West Indies and the USA are slated to host the next edition of the T20 World Cup.
In the last couple of years, Virat Kohli had endured a difficult time with the bat and struggled to score runs. However, he bounced back in form during the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2022 and he has been scoring runs ever since. Now, he will be looking to extend his form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 as India will play their opening game against Pakistan on 23rd October.
Currently, eight teams are battling it out to seal a place in the Super 12 stage, while the top 12 teams will begin the race to the championship on 22nd October. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach has said that the Indian batter is not going anywhere soon and will serve the Indian team for a long time.
Virat Kohli has form, fitness, and hunger to win matches for India: Rajkumar Sharma
In a conversation with India News, Sharma said that the former India skipper will keep serving the Indian team after the T20 World Cup 2022 as well.
“I want to clarify that it won’t be the last T20 World Cup for Virat Kohli. He will serve Team India for a long time. With his form, fitness, and hunger to score runs and win matches, I hope he will also be seen in the next T20 World Cup [in 2024],” said Rajkumar Sharma to India News.
He further added that Virat Kohli has overcome his lean patch and he is now hungry to score runs for the nation.
“He has overcome a huge lean patch and everyone knows his performance. He looks fresh and eager to do well. I hope he will play a crucial role if India wants to win this T20 World Cup,” concluded Rajkumar Sharma.
Virat Kohli ended his drought of an international century by scoring his 71st hundred against Afghanistan during a fixture in the Asia Cup 2022. He is currently the second-highest run-getter in the history of T20I cricket, just behind the current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.