The Indian cricketer Virat Kohli may not be a part of the Indian squad which is playing in West Indies as he has been rested by the selectors but still there is a not a single day when people don’t talk or discuss about him and this is more than enough to make anyone understand the level of popularity that is enjoyed by the former skipper.
The former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is pretty active on the social media networks and he has a huge fan following too. Recently he made an announcement regarding his biopic, “RAWALPINDI EXPRESS – Running against the odds” and had a Q& A session with his followers too.
He asked his fans to tweet their questions with a hashtag and he would be answering them after half an hour. Shoaib Akhtar who is the record holder for bowling the fastest delivery in the history of cricket answered many questions but one answer that he gave caught everyone’s attention as it was related to India’s iconic cricketer Virat Kohli.
An online user asked Shoaib Akhtar to say one word for Virat Kohli and the former Pakistani cricketer gave a great reply, “Legend already”
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 24, 2022
The Indian cricketer Virat Kohli who is touted as one of the greatest of all times has been going through the lean phase for quite a long time now as he hasn’t scored a century in the last three years in any format. While some former Indian cricketers have demanded that Virat Kohli should be dropped because many in-form youngsters are waiting for their chance to play for the country and he should play in domestic cricket in order to get his form back and prove his worth for the Indian squad, there are many foreign cricketers and former cricketers who have supported Virat and Shoaib Akhtar is also one of them.
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar states that many are saying Virat Kohli is finished, there is nothing left in him and he should be dropped but for him, Virat is the greatest player and if there has been any greatest player in the duration of last 10-12 years, it is the former Indian team skipper. As per Shoaib Akhtar, Kohli has gone through 1-2 bad years and though he may not have scored a century yet he has definitely scored runs.
He further adds that as a Pakistani, he is backing Virat Kohli because he has scored 70 centuries in the international cricket which is a very tough task and it is certainly not Candy Crush. Shoaib Akhtar adds that only a great player like Kohli can score 70 centuries, this is not something which can be done by a normal player and when Kohli will come out of his lean phase, he will be a totally different player.
Team India will face West Indies in the third and the final ODI of the series today and will like to win it in order to whitewash the series. After 3-match ODI series, the Indian squad will also play 5-match T20I series starting July 29.
Do you feel Virat Kohli will ever be able to regain his form and score a century?