Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Saturday joked that he was higher off not bowling to India skipper Virat Kohli, who he believes is a ‘nice batsman’.
Akhtar’s tweet got here after Kohli’s remarks that the world’s quickest bowler appeared deadly even within the later levels of his profession.
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“I’ve by no means confronted Shoaib Akhtar however I’ve seen him in a recreation in Dambulla towards Pakistan,” Kohli had stated throughout a dialog in Breakfast with Champions. “I acquired out, (so) I couldn’t face him. However I noticed him bowl and he appeared very deadly even on the later levels of his profession. At the moment, I felt (that) batsmen wouldn’t have needed to face him when he was at his peak.”
In reply to the admiration, Akhtar tweeted: “I used to be higher off not bowling in any respect when Kohli was batting. Jokes aside, he’s an incredible batsman and bowling towards him would have been an awesome contest.”
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Akhtar and Kohli have been a part of the identical match solely as soon as throughout their enjoying careers. It was the fourth match of the 2010 Asia Cup.
Kohli couldn’t face Akhtar in that match since his 27-ball 18-run innings was ended by off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who bowled him out.
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India gained the aforementioned match in a final-over thriller as Harbhajan Singh hit Mohammad Amir for a most on the second final ball of the match to efficiently chase a 268-run goal.
Akhtar went wicketless in that match in his 10 overs.
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