WATCH: "I won't pick up the bat again," says Virat Kohli on retirement plan

Virat Kohli was asked about playing Australia's T20 league after retirement.

Virat Kohli speaks to the media in Sydney | Getty Images

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli revealed about his post-retirement life during his press conference in Sydney on Friday. He doesn't want to play cricket after hanging up his boots. Kohli was asked if he would play Big Bash League in the presser before the first ODI, even if it's after retirement. But the cricketer came up with a funny reply instead of a straight response.

"Look I don't know whether that stance is going to change in the future. As far as I am concerned, playing more cricket when I am done, I don't think I am in that zone, to be honest," the 30-year-old said.

Usually, players prefer to stay connected to cricket after retirement by playing the shorter format of the game. But Virat isn't one of those it seems.

"I have played enough cricket in the last five years and I cannot comment on even the first thing I do when I retire because I don't feel like I am going to pick up the bat again," he said. "I will be spent, the day I finish I will be totally spent and that's the reason I am going to stop playing cricket. So I don't see myself coming back and playing again. Once I am done, I will be done, and I won't be seen around the scene," Kohli added.

The Indian skipper will lead India in a 3-match ODI series against Australia, starting on Saturday. India recently created history under him by defeating Australia in a Test series in their own backyard for the first time. 

(With PTI Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 11 Jan, 2019

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