shoaib akhtar says i told anushka sharma that i think virat kohli is making mistake
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
- Shoaib Akhtar praises Virat Kohli’s captaincy
- Akhtar said that he told Anushka that Virat was making a mistake by being the captain
- Shoaib Akhtar said that Virat Kohli was young then and there is a lot of pressure on the captain in India
New DelhiFormer Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has praised Indian captain Virat Kohli fiercely. Akhtar said that Kohli has infused aggression in his fast bowlers and changed the mindset of Indian cricket. Akhtar told in an interview to Sportskeeda how much the Indian team’s fast bowling attack has improved over the years.
Akhtar said, ‘I think Virat Kohli has played a wonderful role as captain. I once told Anushka Sharma – I think Virat Kohli is making a mistake by being the captain. I knew there would be tremendous pressure on him and he would suppress it. India has such a huge population. There are 20,000 TV sets and channels enough to criticize him. In my head I thought, ‘He’s a young boy, let him score runs and play his game.’
Kohli wants to see aggression in his fast bowlers: Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar, 45, is happy to be proved wrong. In the interview, Akhtar credited Kohli for instilling aggression in the fast bowlers. Akhtar said, ‘Virat Kohli took the challenge by becoming the captain. He took the responsibility on himself and made sure that the same attack was instilled in the fast bowlers as well. They want to see the aggression in their fast bowlers. He is not the real Virat Kohli on the field. He is a fast bowler who runs in the form of Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Mohammed Shami.
Virat wants his fast bowler to take 20 wickets and he has changed the mindset of Indian cricket. Let us tell you that Shoaib Akhtar was one of the fastest bowlers of his time. He took 178 Test and 247 ODI wickets. Akhtar was known for his speed and aggression. He proved to be a big threat to the opposing batsmen.
Shoaib Akhtar made a lot of headlines when he bowled 100.23 MPH against England in the 2003 World Cup. Shoaib Akhtar was known by the name of Rawalpindi Express. He is the first bowler who has bowled at 100 mph and has done so twice in his career.
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