Virat Kohli, Shoaib Akhtar in Awe of Each Other
One of the best things about Virat Kohli’s game is that he never fails to appreciate his opponents. We all know how high Kohli rates Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir.
We came know many interesting things about Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli through the ‘Breakfast With Champions’ web series. Kohli refers to Rawalpindi Express, former Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar at the event. “I have never faced Shoaib Akhtar. But I have seen him in a game in Dambulla against Pakistan. I got out. I couldn’t face him. He looked lethal. When I saw that, I realised what it would feel like after his ball hit the batsmen on the body,” Kohli said in the show Breakfast With Champions.
After seeing the video, Akhtar responded by Twitter. “I was better off not bowling at all when #Kohli was batting. Jokes apart, he’s a great batsman & bowling against him wud have been a great contest,” Shoaib tweeted.
However, Kohli and Akhtar have not faced each other much. Kohli made his entry into the international cricket when Akhtar was in the last phase of his career.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 4, 2017