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I won’t be seen around the scene once I am done: Virat Kohli on his post-retirement plans

first_imgI won’t be seen around the scene once I am done: Virat Kohli on his post-retirement plansIndia vs Australia: Virat Kohli was responding to a query on whether he would consider playing in the Australian Big Bash league after retiring or if the BCCI lifts the bar on its players.advertisement Press Trust of India SydneyJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 14:05 IST Virat Kohli is in no mood to play cricket in T20 leagues around the world once he retires (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian players are not allowed to feature in T20 leagues around the worldRetired cricketers such as d e Villiers and Brendon McCullum are regularly seen playing in T20 leaguesKohli said he won’t pick up his bat again once he retiresRetired cricketers plying their trade in T20 leagues might be a global trend right now but India captain Virat Kohli says he wouldn’t even be “seen around the scene” the day he is “totally spent” to pick up the bat again.Responding to a query on whether he would consider playing in the Australian Big Bash league after retiring or if the BCCI lifts the bar on its players, Kohli said he would certainly not be around for such a stint after retirement.”Look I don’t know whether that stance is going to change in the future. As far as I am concerned, playing more cricket when I am done, I don’t think I am in that zone to be honest,” the 30-year-old said ahead of the opening ODI against Australia on Saturday.Retired cricketers such as AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are regularly seen playing in T20 leagues such as the IPL and Big Bash but Kohli says he isn’t interested in joining the bandwagon.”I have played enough cricket in the last five years and I cannot comment on even the first thing I do when I retire because I don’t feel like I am going to pick up the bat again,” he said.”I will be spent, the day I finish I will be totally spent and that’s the reason I am going to stop playing cricket. So I don’t see myself coming back and playing again. Once I am done, I will be done, and I won’t be seen around the scene,” Kohli said.advertisementWhat’s India Captain @imVkohli’s retirement plans? #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/xGxBOxMSdEBCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019The skipper was all praise for his team’s batting line-up and said the line-up looks strong heading into the ODI World Cup starting May 30 in England.”In the last 12 months, our ODI batting has been very strong and openers are a very big factor in that. There was a phase in the middle when we addressed the issue of middle overs and from 25-40 overs we tried to change our batting style,” he said.”Where our batting is at the moment, the team management and I are very comfortable because we have results in ODI cricket and performances have been very good as well.”In fact, Kohli felt the Indian team is perfectly balanced in every aspect.”The bowling has been balanced too. In one-day cricket, any team can beat you on any given day. But as a team you have to give your best and take your strongest eleven. And we feel as a one-day team we are on the right track, and are on our full strength,” he said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ODI seriesFollow Virat Kohli retirementlast_img read more

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Our Favorite Travel Socks for Work and Trail

first_img How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt The Best Men’s No-Show Socks to Keep Your Feet Happy and Stink-Free We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know How to Shave With a Straight Razor Smartwool/FacebookSocks are as essential to our everyday lives as the footwear that encases them. They are no longer the unwanted holiday gift of old (though I would suspect that neckties still make that list). They are now made of superior fabrics and state of the art construction. Here are a few of our favorite travel socks that work in the office and on the trail.Darn Tough Vermont Switchback Crew, $20The name says it all. Darn Tough has been making and creating socks for over 40 years at a single mill in Vermont. This rugged trail sock features the brand’s “put it on, forget it’s on” feel. Made of 41 percent Merino wool, the fabric promises breathability and comfort.Balega Blister Resist Crew, $18Originally designed, tested, and manufactured in South Africa, Balega introduced its first U.S.-made product in 2015. The Blister Resist technology reduces friction while the combination of mohair and Drynamix works to keep feet cool and dry regardless of season.Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Pattern Light Crew, $22Colorado-based Smartwool seeks out the highest quality Merino yarn available. The PhD stands for “performance in the highest degree.” These socks are comprised of 58 percent Merino wool and feature the patent-pending construction method called Industructawool.Icebreaker Hike+ Medium Crew, $23Born in 1995 in the heart of Merino wool country, Icebreaker works with nature to create performance outdoor clothing. These socks are right- and left-fitted for maximum comfort.FITS Business Crew and OTC, $18-$21As the name implies, the founders of FITS set out to create the most comfortable and best-fitting socks in the world — and keep production stateside. Both the crew (pictured above) and OTC (over-the-calf) models feature the patented Full Contact Fit, 51-percent Merino wool, and mild compression around the foot and leg.Feetures! Elite Light Cushion Mini Crew, $18The founder of Feetures! worked in the sock industry for over 25 years before starting his own company because he believed a better performance sock was possible. This 96-percent nylon sock is designed to enhance fit while the patented Sock-Lock technology provides targeted compression.Feature image courtesy of Smartwool/Facebook. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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