Apart from being a great player, Virat Kohli appreciates opponents as well. After Mohammad Amir, the Indian skipper has now come out in praise of Shoaib Akhtar.
“I have never faced Shoaib Akhtar. But I have seen him in a game in Dambulla against Pakistan. I got out. I couldn’t face him. He looked lethal. When I saw that, I realised what it would feel like after his ball hit the batsmen on the body,” Kohli was quoted as saying on the show Breakfast With Champions according to an India.com report.
Being the sport that he is Akhtar responded to Twitter, and grew the mutual admiration society. “I was better off not bowling at all when #Kohli was batting.Jokes apart, he’s a gr8 batsman & bowling against him wud have been a gr8 contest [sic],” Shoaib tweeted.
--By A Cricket Correspondent