There is no denying the fact that the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is the best modern-day cricketer, which makes him a prized scalp for every team he plays against. However, on Wednesday, former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar came up with two options of how he would dismiss the number 1 ODI batsman during a Live session on Instagram.
Akhtar said he would go wide of the crease and pitch the ball up and get it to go away inviting the drive and if that does not work, he will bowl 150 kph and believes that the pace will be enough to get him out. He said, “If I was bowling, I would go wider of the crease and pitch the ball up [to Kohli] and shape it away from him in order to make him drive. If that does not work, I will bowl him at 150 [kph] and he will get out.”
Referring to Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest batsman during his time, a proud Shoaib said that he had dismissed him 12-13 times.
Akhtar recalled, “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.”
Akhtar, who was cut for a six by Tendulkar in the first over of his spell during the 2003 WC at Centurion, says Indians only remember that.
The fastest bowler in the history of cricket said, “Although, Indians only remember that one six which he hit me in Centurion [during the 2003 ICC World Cup] as it makes them really happy. 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.”