Virat Kohli opens up about his retirement plans

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Kohli made his debut in 2008 and has etched his name in the history books by breaking one record after another in the next 17 years.

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During the Royal Gala Dinner, held in Bengaluru, Kohli speaks about what acts as fuel to keep his relentless drive to play alive before he sees the sunset of a remarkable career.

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"It's very simple. I think as a sportsman, we do have an end date to our careers. So I am just going backwards."

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"I dont 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 having any regrets later, which I am very sure I won't," Kohli said.

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Kohli has remained silent about his retirement plans. But during the event, he revealed that he plans to take a long break after he announces his retirement.

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"Once I am done, I will be gone, you won't see me for a while. So I want to give my everything till the time I play and that's the only thing that keeps me going," says Kohli.

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Kohli has been ageing like fine wine and with each year he continues to break records that were thought to be unbreakable.

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In last year's World Cup, Kohli surpassed the legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar to become the player with the most ODI hundreds (50).

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In the ongoing IPL season, Kohli currently leads the race for the orange cap with 661 runs in 13 innings at a strike rate of 155.16 and a whopping average of 66.10.

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After the conclusion of IPL 2024, Kohli will play for India in the T20 World Cup.

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ICC T20 World Cup will kick off on 2nd June in the USA and the West Indies.

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