Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar hit back on people who often criticize him for praising Indian players, especially captain Virat Kohli. Shoaib, who is one of the fastest bowlers to ever play the game, now has a Youtube account, where he gave his opinions on the cricket affairs.
Akhtar lashed out at his critics and said they should look at Virat Kohli’s stats before criticizing him for praising the Indian captain.
“Why should I not praise Indian players and Virat Kohli? Is there any player in Pakistan, or all over the world, which comes close to Kohli? I don’t know why people are angry, they should go look at the stats first before criticizing me,” Shoaib Akhtar was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
“There was a time when Indians wanted to be like Pakistan players but now it’s the other way around.”
Akhtar further pointed out Kohli’s astonishing stats, who has scored 70 centuries in international cricket have won several matches for India on his own.
“Kohli has 70 outside hundreds right now. Who else has this many hundred right now in outside cricket? How many serial has he gain for India? Should I not praise him then? ” Akhtar contribute.
The erstwhile paceman submit that Kohli is the biggest batter in the macrocosm and the fashion he and Rohit perform for India, there should not represent any dubiety on praising them.
“This is very strange. We all can see clearly he is the biggest batsmen in the world. He and Rohit Sharma are performing all the time. Why shouldn’t we praise them?” Akhtar further questioned.