On Saturday, India and Pakistan will face off in the ongoing Asia Cup.
And, ahead of the big game, Pakistani bowlers are working hard to prepare for and counter Kohli’s threat.”He (Kohli) is a world-class player, definitely.You have to plan a lot to face him,” Shadab told Star Sports on the sidelines of the tournament.
Kohli smashed an unbroken 82-run knock, off 53 balls, against Pakistan in a group match of the ICC T20 World Cup in Melbourne last year, leading India to a four-wicket victory.
Recalling that knock, Shadab said, “The kind of batsman that Virat Kohli is, the way he has performed against us, even in the last match at the (2022 T20) World Cup, I don’t think that if any other batsman in the world was in that situation, could have done that to our bowling line-up.
“And, the beauty of it is that he can do this at any stage and at any time.”
(With inputs from PTI)