No Question About, “Kohli Is An All-time Great”: Ravi Shastri
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri reportedly said that Indian captain Virat Kohli deserves his place as a captain and that he would continue to play at the optimum standard for another 6–7 years. Kohli announced before the T20 World Cup 2021 that, he will step down as captain of the T20Is just after the competition. Meanwhile, there have been rumors that Kohli has been forced to step down as T20I captain.
However, Shastri dismissed reports projecting that Kohli was losing support in the dressing room. He claims that his accomplishments are incredible and that he will continue to shine on the greatest level for many years. The former head coach also remarked that he is always hammered with negative headlines and that he has learnt to avoid all that.
Virat will not have a problem playing for another 6–7 years: Ravi Shastri
“He deserves his due as a captain, what he has achieved is unreal. What he has got used to is that there will be things written which is just there to stir the pot. A sportsman’s ability to ignore all that is what will make him play longer than he thinks. Ignorance is bliss. If he follows that and I think he is doing it, then he will not have a problem playing for another 6–7 years. Planted crap will always be there,” said Ravi Shastri in an Interaction.
According to Shastri, Kohli is unquestionably an all-time great. He gained fame early in his career and is now enjoying the benefits of his achievement. Kohli’s batting averages and international series victory statistics have been incredible, but he has yet to win the ICC Trophy, and it is unclear when he will be able to do it for his country.
“No question about that (Kohli is an all-time great). Not many become great players in their lifetime and he became one three years ago. He is enjoying the success. If his body and mind get a break at some stage, it will be very good,” Shastri added.