Former Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi Weighs In On Virat Kohli’s Decision To Quit Test Captaincy

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Shahid Afridi has spoken about Virat Kohli’s decision to quit India’s Test captaincy.© AFP

A day after India’s Test series defeat to South Africa, Virat Kohli announced that he had decided to step down as captain of the Test team. India, having taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, lost the last two Tests, to lose the series 1-2 against the Proteas. Virat’s announcement came as a shock to many and several former and current cricketers shared their opinions on the matter. Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi is the latest addition to this list.

During a discussion on Samaa TV, Afridi spoke about Virat’s decision to quit Test captaincy.

According to him, Virat Kohli made the right decision, saying that the 33-year-old batter led the team very well during his seven-year stint as the captain of the team in the longest format.

“It’s fine, in my opinion. Virat has played a lot of cricket and has led the team really well. I think this is the right decision,” the veteran all-rounder said.

Afridi said “there comes a stage” when a player is unable to take too much pressure, which starts affecting their individual performances.

“There comes a stage where you are unable to take too much pressure, and because of it, your own performances get affected. I think he has captained for enough time and at a high level. Now, as a batter, he needs to enjoy his cricket,” the 41-year-old added.

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Meanwhile, Afridi will now be seen in action during the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League.

He will play for the Quetta Gladiators in the tournament, starting from January 27.

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