‘You come in my dreams now’
Star India batter Virat Kohli is touted as the face of Indian cricket as he enjoys a massive fan following all across the globe. The batting sensation even has a large fanbase in Pakistan who have expressed their desire to watch him bat in their country. Recently, former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram revealed a candid chat he had with Kohli regarding his popularity.
During the preshow of the Super 4 match between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023, Akram said that he told Kohli that he even comes in his dreams. Further clarifying his statement to the Indian batter he said that since he sees his face everywhere, he isn’t able to get him out of his mind.
“Today I walked past him and told Virat Kohli that you come in my dreams now. He replied saying ‘what do you mean Wasim bhai? I told him because I see so much of you all the on the television screen. I just can’t get him out of my mind,” Akram said on Star Sports.
Further speaking about the India vs Pakistan clash, Akram hailed Kohli along with Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi and called them match winners for their respective sides.
“Virat, Babar, Shaheen and all these match winners, they play this game for these moments – India vs Pakistan. I mean, for Pakistan everybody wants to perform and vice-versa. This is just make or break. Not for guys like Virat Kohli and Babar Azam but for young guys. These games are fun. Yesterday, the whole Colombo was buzzing,” added Akram.
India get off to a blistering start
Meanwhile, after a poor show against Pakistan seamers in the first game, the Indian opening duo of Rohit Sharma (56 off 49) and Shubman Gill (58 off 52) took them on in the Super 4 encounter. The duo put on a massive 121-run stand off 100 balls taking Shaheen Afridi to the cleaners. Following a good start, India are 140/2 after 22 overs with Virat Kohli (6 off 12) and KL Rahul (13 off 18) at the crease.
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