Due to the current political tensions between India and Pakistan, cricketers from both the countries are not wrangling on a field battle but the players are praising each other talent and showering love to boost up the sportsmanship. Recently, Virat Kohli appeared in an episode of web-series Breakfast With Champions, in which he appreciated both Shoaib Akhtar and Irfan Khan for their good bowling.
Virat Kohli: Shoaib Akhtar is one of the most lethal bowlers
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 4, 2017
Kohli while talking to the host, Gaurav Kapoor, said: “I have never faced Shoaib Akhtar. But I have seen him in a game in Dambula 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.”
Shoaib then posted a message for Kohli from his Twitter account: “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.”
Virat also praised Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Irfan, sharing that how he had a tough time facing him in one of the matches. Irfan in an emotional tweet wrote: “What a gentleman @imVkohli is! Great player with a great heart. Prayers for you my friend. Hope that we play more often in grounds. #Respect.”