Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted that legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram would have given him a hard time. The Indian team is currently undergoing quarantine in Mumbai and will board the flight to the UK on June 2. Kohli, who is confined to his room, decided to interact with the fans in a fun Q and A session. The 32-year-old was asked about a bowler from the past who would have troubled him and Kohli had no hesitation in admitting that Wasim Akram would have been very difficult to play.
Meanwhile, the ‘Sultan of Swing’, Akram was a force during his playing days. His skill set was so high that even the best batsmen struggled against him. He could swing the ball both ways and had a lethal bouncer and a devastating toe crusher. The left-arm pacer accounted for 414 Test wickets and 502 ODI wickets in a career that lasted over two decades.
The Indian skipper answered several other questions as well. He was asked to define his bond with Mahendra Singh Dhoni in two words to which he reverted with “Trust, Respect”. Earlier, in an Instagram chat with Ravichandran Ashwin, Kohli said “I have always been inclined towards taking responsibility. After my debut for India, it was just about wanting to play, it was about being in the Indian XI all the time. Then, with your intrigue in the game, you start talking to the captain regularly. I was always in MS’s ears, discussing different tactic.”
India will lock horns with New Zealand in the summit clash of the World Test Championship before crossing swords with England in a five match Test series. Kohli would be India’s biggest hope against England. The modern-day ‘ Run Machine’ was in sublime form in India’s last tour to England and emerged as the highest run-getter of the series.
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