Published On: Sat, May 7th, 2016

Virat Kohli is feared while playing Wasim Akram


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Virat Kohli, Indian International batting star, has lately shared that he would have feared if he was batting against Wasim Akram, Pakistani left-arm swing legend if he played against him.

Kohli, who is the right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, replied in an interview with a rapid fire question “The bowler I most fear, or I would have feared if I had played [against him] would be Wasim Akram; fast and skillful,”

In addition, Kohli, giving the interview, disclosed that Pakistani and Indian players have very much mutual esteem and respect amid them.

When it was inquired that whether it creates a disparity when he goes out to perform next to Pakistan, Kohli further continued by saying that “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.”

He, who is the current captain of the Indian team in Test cricket and vice-captain in limited over’s formats, further continued as, “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.”

Replying to the inquiry on what it is similar to in the dressing rooms of Pakistan and India, Kohli shared by saying that “It is absolutely normal. You see the India and Pakistan players talk to each other, you can just keep laughing.”

He further continued by saying that “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.”


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