‘He will get out’: Shoaib Akhtar reveals how he would dismiss Virat Kohli
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, in an Instagram Live video, revealed how he would get rid of Virat Kohli, if he was to bowl to him.Updated: Apr 17, 2020, 08:45 IST
India cricket team captain Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world right now. The right-hander has the ability to play long innings, every time he comes on the field, irrespective of the format. Not many bowlers are able to figure out how to get him out, which is why Kohli has already struck 43 ODI hundreds, and 27 Test tons. But a Pakistan legend believes he has the formula to send the India captain packing back to the hut.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, in an Instagram Live video, revealed how he would get rid of Kohli, if he was to bowl to him. “If I was bowling, I would go wider of the crease and pitch the ball up [to Kohli] and shape it away from him in order to make him drive,” he said.
He further added: “If that does not work, I will bowl him at 150 [kph] and he will get out.”
Akhtar, in his career, played 46 Tests, in which he picked up 178 wickets at an average of 25.69. He also played 163 ODIs for Pakistan in which he picked up 247 wickets at an average of 24.97.
While the Pakistan legend enjoyed great cricketing rivalry with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly on the field, Kohli vs Akhtar remains a contest the fans have not witnessed yet.
Currently, Kohli is at no.2 position in ICC Test Rankings, behind Australian run machine Steve Smith.