I would definitely have loved to bowl to Kohli: Wasim Akram
"Kohli is very aggressive and if somebody is aggressive, I always think I have a chance to get him," he quoted.
Published - Dec 13, 2017 9:26 pm | Updated - Dec 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Former Pakistani skipper Wasim Akram recently showered praises on the Indian captain Virat Kohli. This is not the first time when Akram has hailed the Indian skipper. Earlier this year, he had showered praises for Kohli’s work ethic and the attitude towards fitness. Recently, Wasim Akram noted that he would have loved to bowl to someone like Virat.
Explaining his point, he mentioned that albeit Virat is a very attacking batsman, he still gives the bowlers chances to get rid of him. Hence, the task and the challenge to exploit that opportunity is something that Akram wishes he could thrive on. He also cited that there have been players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, who give absolutely no chance at all to the bowlers with their impeccable techniques.
“I would definitely have loved to bowl to Virat Kohli because it would be so much fun. Kohli is very aggressive and if somebody is aggressive, I always think I have a chance to get him. If you bowl at a solid player like Rahul Dravid, you might not get a chance. Kohli might hammer you but you could still have a chance to get his wicket. Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t that aggressive, especially in Test cricket; he picked his bowlers and picked his situations. Kohli with 32 one-day hundreds is definitely the player of the new era. India has a gem in Kohli,” Wasim Akram told Gulf News.
On his most priced scalp
When asked to pick his favorite scalp in international cricket, Wasim Akram took the name of former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. He noted that Gavaskar has the finest technique that any opening batsman could ever have. Batting without a helmet against top quality bowlers with such ease is a big task on any day.
“My prize wicket will remain Sunil Gavaskar, one of the greatest openers. If anyone is keen to learn proper batting technique, then one should watch Gavaskar who batted without helmet and always right on top (of the ball),” quoted the former cricketer.