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Emotional Kohli has long way to go: Afridi

Emotional Kohli has  long way to go: Afridi
Afridi said he was a big fan of Kohli’s cricketing skills but he the Indian need to improve as a leader of the pack. Kohli is set to lead the team in the final Test of the series against Australia, starting January 6 in Sydney.

“I felt disappointed to learn about Dhoni’s retirement decision because he is a fighting character and has been a great leader for Indian cricket. He has led many times from the front for them. Dhoni has changed the face of Indian cricket and took them to the pinnacle of success and his captaincy will be missed by the Indian team. He has led  them well in all formats,” Afridi said.

Ironically it was under Dhoni’s captaincy that India defeated Pakistan led by Afridi in the semifinal of the 2011 World Cup with the Indians going on to win the title. Afridi, who is presently captain of the Pakistan T20 team, announced earlier this month he would retire from ODIs after the World Cup.

Afridi said he had no intentions of changing his decision no matter how he performed in the World Cup. “Even I if I have a great World Cup I will not take back my retirement decision because it is final and I took it after much thought. I have seen a lot of top players being forced to retire in not very pleasant circumstances and I don’t want that happening to me,” he said. Afridi is a veteran of 389  ODIs.
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