T20 World Cup 2021: Team India should perform for Virat Kohli as it will be his last T20 series as captain.
Former Pakistan 2009 T20 World Cup-winning captain Younis Khan has opined that Indian players should perform for their captain Virat Kohli at the 2021 T20 World Cup. He said this as this will be Kohli’s last project. as captain of the T20 with India.
On September 16, prior to the resumption of IPL 2021, Virat Kohi announced that he would resign as patron of the Indian team. This was the shortest format in the game. A week later, the 32-year-old declared that the 2021 IPL season would also be his last term as a sponsor of RCB.
The right-hander will start his first and final T20 World Cup as captain on Sunday (October 24). India wants to face its old enemy Pakistan in Dubai.
While talking to Without cuttingYounis Khan praised the Delhi-born hitter, saying that Kohli is a role model who has changed the game of his country. The 43-year-old also opined that the entire country of India is proud of him.
Here’s what the former Pakistani hitter had to say about Virat Kohli:
“It has been incredible. As a player or as a role model, it has been fantastic. He is one of them who has changed the game of his country. His entire nation is proud of him. It’s good luck for him in this next World Cup. T20. And I hope he plays really well. And the Indian team should perform for him because, as captain, this will be his last series in T20. “
Younis Khan also hopes that Kohli will end his captaincy on a high note.
“I hope he and his nation do well. And he should also leave his captaincy on a high note, just as I left him in 2009 with a World Cup victory, ”said Younis Khan.
“Although it feels good, we should not compare Virat Kohli and Babar Azam” – Younis Khan
Younis Khan was also asked about the comparisons between the captains of the two sides, Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. He suggested that today’s hitting greats should not be compared, as there is a huge gap between their experience on the international stage.
Virat Kohli was first seen in Indian colors in 2008 against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Pakistan sensation Babar Azam debuted for his nation in 2015 against Zimbabwe in Lahore. The latter displaced the Indian captain’s reign as One-Day International (ODI) number one-hitter in April this year.
While he mentioned that the comparison between the two players feels good, Khan opined that it is irrelevant to compare the two. He said: