Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former Indian captain and star batsman Virat Kohli’s latest social media posts on Saturday left the fans scratching their heads, sparking retirement rumours.

Kohli took to Twitter and Instagram to post a photograph of his knock against Pakistan in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last month. Kohli had smashed an unbeaten 82 off just 53 balls helping India chase down 160 in a last-ball thriller. Kohli’s knock was hailed by many as one of the best-ever T20 knocks as India at one point needed 28 runs off just eight balls.

“October 23rd 2022 will always be special in my heart. Never felt energy like that in a cricket game before. What a blessed evening that was,” Kohli’s post read.

While the post took the fans back to the memorable India vs Pakistan match played in front of more than 90 thousand spectators at the MCG, it also gave a scare to a section of them.

Kohli’s framing of words made fans wonder whether he was going the MS Dhoni way. The legendary former India wicketkeeper-batter had announced his retirement on August 15, 2020 with an Instagram post.

Reacting to Kohli’s post a fan commented, “Bhai aisi photo daal ke matt likha karo kuch. Heartbeat badh jaati ke retirement toh announce nai kardi kahin.”

“Pehle mujhe laga the dreaded R word aane wala tha,” wrote another fan.