Pakistan cricket legend Shahid Afridi refused to give any advice to Indian batter Virat Kohli who has been struggling with prolonged poor form.
Pakistan cricket legend Shahid Afridi refused to give any advice to Indian batter Virat Kohli who has been struggling with prolonged poor form. Afridi, however, added that Kohli has to perform because there are big expectations from the former India captain.
“Why would he care about my advice? He has to perform because the expectations from Virat are so high. And for a very long time, there has been no performance from him according to the standards that he has set for himself,” Afridi told reporters in Pakistan.
Kohli, who last made a century in 2019, failed to cross the 20-run mark in even one of the six innings across different formats in England recently. The former India skipper is currently out of action as he was not picked for the ODI and T20I series in West Indies. While there’s no confirmation on Kohli’s absence, it has been reported that selectors wanted to give Kohli a break.
Afridi was also asked about Pakistan’s upcoming matches against arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup and then in the T20 World Cup. The former Pakistan captain said that Pakistan are a balanced side and should do well in upcoming mega tournaments.
“As far as Pakistan team is concerned, it is a balanced side. I hope that not only in Asia Cup, but even in the World Cup, our performances will be good. I hope the players are fit, because I don’t see much strength on the bench. But the 11-12 first-team players that we have, they are very strong and I hope they will bring in good results,” Afridi said.
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