Kohli fears only one bowler and he may never bowl to Kohli!
Indian Test captain and the run machine of team India, Virat Kohli has revealed which bowler he fears the most, despite his blistering form right now. He confessed that he would have feared to face the “the King of Swing” Wasim Akram the former fast bowler from Pakistan.
“The bowler I most fear, or I would have feared if I had played [against him] would be Wasim Akram; fast and skillful,” Kohli answered a quick-fire question in an interview with CNN.
Earlier Wasim Akram heaped praise on Virat Kohli and admitted he reckons Kohli as the best batsman in the world.
“Kohli is the best batsman in the world. There comes a time in a batsman’s life, where you learn how to score runs,” Akram told few days back. “He plays with authority in all three formats. It’s difficult to bowl at him. I would have found it very difficult to bowl at him.”
When Virat Kohli was asked how different is it to bat against Pakistan as compared to other teams he said: “Now, no. But initially, that used to be a massive change in my mindset. When I came to play for the Indian team, in my head, I saw those games as a fan. I didn’t know what goes on in the changing room, how those players interact with each other, whether they talk or whether they don’t want to talk, whether they are aggressive on the field; I didn’t know anything.”
When questioned about the dressing room scenario of Indian and Pakistani players he was quick to reply: “It is absolutely normal. You see the India and Pakistan players talk to each other, you can just keep laughing.”
“Somewhere you feel that yes they understand what we are saying and we understand what they are saying. So, there is that mutual respect and there is mutual admiration between the two teams,” Kohli concluded.
Meanwhile, the destructive right-hander smashed three fifties in the T20I series in Australia, followed it up consistently performing in the Asia Cup and was undoubtedly the best batsman in the World T20. That unbelievable form has carried onto the Indian Premier League (IPL) and with 677 runs from 11 matches so far, he is way ahead of everyone on the scoring list. The key word for Kohli remains consistency and only two scores of less than 20 in the ongoing IPL proves it.
His 677 runs include three centuries (the first batsman to score three hundred in a single IPL season) along with four half-centuries. Ironically until this year, Kohli didn’t have a single T20 hundred on his name, but he has raised his game in this shortest format so much that even he is a little bit shocked.
Over the last five months, the Delhi run-machine has been on a frenzied dash, rewriting one record after another. But Virat Kohli’s game is not just about breaking records – it’s all about the way he is destroying the bowlers at the moment.
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