“Once I am done, you won’t see me for a while,” Virat Kohli on his post-retirement plans

Virat Kohli

India great and former RCB captain Virat Kohli has revealed his post-retirement plans, saying he would take a long break before contemplating his next steps after retiring from cricket. Virat Kohli’s name has been synonymous with Indian Cricket for over a decade now. His hunger to perform on any given day has brought him to the place that he is today.

Virat Kohli opens up about his Sportsman career

As Kohli continues to demonstrate an insatiable hunger for runs, it’s natural for fans and experts alike to wonder what fuels his relentless drive. This question was posed to the former India captain at the RCB’s Royal Gala Dinner, held in Bengaluru on May 18, ahead of their crucial IPL match against CSK.

“It’s quite simple,” said the 35-year-old Kohli. “I think as a sportsman, we do have an end-date to our careers. So I am just working backwards. I don’t want to finish my career thinking ‘oh, what if I have done this on that particular day’ because I can’t keep going on and on forever. So it’s just about not leaving any undone business behind and not have any regrets later, which I am sure I won’t.”

Kohli also hinted that he would take a long break before thinking about what is next, once he has retired from cricket. Kohli has generally remained tight-lipped about his retirement plans. However, he has finally made a significant remark, expressing his desire to end his career without any regrets and to give his best until he stops playing.

“Once I am done, I will be gone, you won’t see me for a while (smiles). So I want to give it everything I have till the time I play, and that’s the only thing that keeps me going,” he said.

Kohli’s career has been marked by numerous milestones and records. However, what sets him apart is his relentless pursuit of excellence and his refusal to settle for anything less. He has always been someone who wears his heart on his sleeve, and even during his tough phase as a batter, Kohli’s attitude and energy on the field rarely dipped.

Despite his illustrious career, Kohli remains grounded and aware of the transient nature of a sportsman’s career. He acknowledges that every athlete has an end date to their careers and is working backwards to ensure he leaves no stone unturned. He is determined not to have any regrets when he finally decides to hang up his boots.

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