Shoaib Akhtar Comes Up with Two Plans to Dismiss Virat Kohli

April 16, 2020 12:49 pm

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is currently the number 1 batsman in ODI cricket according to the ICC’s list. He has excelled in all the three formats of cricket. Owing to his brilliant batting technique and sensational knocks, he is regarded as one of the modern-day cricket legends. 

The right-handed top-order batsman has broken a lot of records in the cricket fraternity. Kohli is often compared with the 90’s legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Viv Richards. 

Many bowlers find it difficult to dismiss the Indian captain. Recently, the former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar revealed the tactics he would have used against Indian skipper Virat Kohli to take his wicket. 

Shoaib Akhtar’s suggestions to dismiss Virat Kohli

While hosting a live session on his Instagram account, Shoaib Akhtar talked about taking the wicket of Virat Kohli. 

The cricket commentator came up with two bowling methods. 

He quoted, “If I was bowling, I would go wider of the crease and pitch the ball up [to Kohli] and shape it away from him to make him drive.”

Talking about the second plan, Shoaib revealed, “If that does not work, I will bowl him at 150 [kph] and he will get out,” 

Shoaib Akhtar is a big fan of Virat Kohli’s batting skills. A few days back he had praised Kohli by calling him as  ‘modern-day Bradman’. 

During the live session, Akhtar also talked about his camaraderie with former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. 

He said, “I had a good time bowling to Sachin Tendulkar. He is one of the greatest batsmen of all-time but I dismissed him 12-13 times as well.”

The Rawalpindi Express also took a friendly jibe at Indians for remembering only one bad inning where Sachin outshined him. 

Akhtar revealed, “Although, Indians only remember that one six which he hit me in Centurion [during the 2003 ICC World Cup] as it makes them happy,” 

He further added, “If I had known that one six makes 1.3 billion people happy, then I would have let him hit me for a six every day,”

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