Former Pakistan batsman Faisal Iqbal has reacted to Pakistan’s Naseem Shah’s comment on Virat Kohli. The teenage pace sensation of Pakistan has expressed his eagerness in facing the Indian skipper.
Faisal Iqbal believes his fellow countrymen Naseem Shah can cause trouble for the Indian captain. The Former Pakistan batsman even goes on to say that Naseem Shah’s pace and swing, the fast bowler can even make Virat Kohli his bunny.
Faisal Iqbal retweeted the interview on his official Twitter handle and said “With due respect to Virat as a great batsman I am sure our upcoming superstar fast bowler @iNaseemShah with genuine pace Fire and swing Virat will be his bunny anytime! Looking forward to the future Cricket bat and ball battle! #RespectForBoth.”
With due respect to Virat as a great batsman I am sure our upcoming superstar fast bowler @iNaseemShah with genuine pace 🔥 and swing virat will be his bunny anytime! Looking forward to the future 🏏battle! 👍🏻😉 #RespectForBoth 🤗 https://t.co/WrIdpybNQe
— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) June 1, 2020
Naseem Shah had said he has a lot of respect for Virat Kohli but he is not afraid of bowling to the India skipper. The 17-year-old pacer, in fact, also believed he will get an opportunity to raise his game when bowling to Kohli.
“I hope that I can bowl well against India when that chance comes by and won’t let our fans down. As for Virat Kohli, I respect him but don’t fear him,” Naseem Shah said.
— PakPassion.net (@PakPassion) June 1, 2020
“It’s always a challenge to bowl to the best, but that’s where you have to raise your game. I look forward to playing against Virat Kohli and India whenever that chance comes,” Shah mentioned.
“India versus Pakistan is always special and I have already been told that players can become heroes and villains in those matches. They are special matches as they happen so rarely and yes, I am looking forward to playing against India whenever that opportunity arises,” Shah added.
Naseem Shah, known for his raw pace, made his Test debut as a 16-year-old in Pakistan’s tour of Australia last year. He went on to pick up a 5-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in Karachi and picked up a hat-trick against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.