West Indies pacer Kesrick Williams is waiting to take up the challenge against his rival Virat Kohli when he meets him next time. He has opined that when he would face Kohli, it would be a battle like situation in the field.
The rivalry between Indian captain Virat Kohli and Kesrick Williams started in 2017. The Windies took Kohli’s wicket and depicted his famous notebook celebration. Kohli kept Williams’ signature celebration in his mind and gave him back when West Indies toured to play the T20I series in 2019.
In that series, the aggressive captain hammered a 50-ball 94 with six fours and as many sixes to led India to chase down a mammoth target of 208 runs in Hyderabad. Kohli was dominant over Williams who gave up 60 runs from 3.4 overs at an unhealthy economy rate of 16.36. He also did not forget to do a notebook celebration when India was near to win the match.
In the recent interaction with TOI, Kesrick Williams talked about his cricket battle against Kohli. He expressed Kohli and he would be pumped up when they meet each other.
“One thing I will do next for sure is next time if I will play Kohli, it will be a battle. As soon as he sees me, he is going to be pumped (up). I am going to be pumped (up) as well. Let’s see how it goes next time when we meet,” Kesrick told TimesofIndia.com.
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Further, Kesrick heaped praise on Indian Captain’s batting when asked the difference between Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The fast bowler said that Kohli was a determined player who if decide to beat the bowler, he will do so.
“If Virat comes out and he decides to beat you today, he will beat you. He is a guy who sets up the game. If he decides he has to score a hundred today, he is going to play cricket like anything. If he decides he has to bat till the end, he will bat till the end,”Kesrick stated.
For Rohit, Williams said that the hitman is also a talented player and like a ‘shotgun’.
“Both Rohit and Virat are really really talented players. Rohit Sharma is more of a shotgun. He decides I am going to beat you, that’s it. On the other hand, Kohli decides I am going to you but I am going to beat you smartly. He is relaxed and works the ball around,” Kesrick concluded.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is currently in the UAE to feature in the upcoming Indian Premier League. On the other hand, Kesrick Williams is busy playing in the Caribbean Premier League for St Lucia Zouks.