Virat Kohli Still Has Energy to Play for 5 Years for India, Opines Salman Butt

Salman Butt on Kohli

Former Pakistani cricketer and Test captain Salman Butt has said that Virat Kohli has at least five years of cricket left in him after the latter has quit India’s Test captaincy. The sudden decision from King Kohli to step down from the Test captaincy has shocked the whole cricket world.

On Saturday, Kohli took to Twitter and step down as India’s Test captain after a 1-2 series loss against South Africa. After the conclusion of T20 World Cup in November, Kohli stepped down from T20I captaincy and also from ODI captaincy and Rohit Sharma replaced him as the white-ball captain for India.

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Salman Butt was of the view that Kohli has still got the vibe and the 33 years old has still got lots of energy left to play for India even after quitting the captaincy from all formats. Salman Butt thinks that not everything is smooth within the set-up. One of the many reasons of quitting the captaincy could have been the absence of like-mindedness. In the past, there was an organizational set-up wherein Ravi Shastri was present and his crew jelled perfectly with Kohli but now as they all have gone, I feel there is an issue with compatibility with the present setup.

Virat Kohli took the captaincy from MS Dhoni in Test cricket after Dhoni retired from the red-ball format at the end of 2014. Kohli led Indian team in 68 Test matches and won 40 of them. This is the best ever performance for any Indian captain. India won their first ever Test series in Australia under the leadership of Virat Kohli. India defeated Australia 2-1 in 2018/19 Border Gavaskar series.  Under the captaincy of Kohli India developed a fighting spirit and started winning in SENA countries.

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