Shoaib Akhtar mentioned that Kohli had focused on improving his mental strength and continuously achieving great success in the world of cricket.
Pakistani Pacer, Shoaib Akhtar, recently explained why he praises Virat Kohli by comparing him to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Akhtar was especially impressed with Kohli’s batting during his stint as captain of the Indian cricket team.
Fastest bowler Akhtar has always admired Kohli’s aggressive and dominant style of play. He believes that Kohli shares many similarities with Tendulkar, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history. Kohli, who is currently one of the top batsmen in the world, has consistently performed well across all formats of the game and has led India to several important victories.
In an interview with Suno News, Shoaib Akhtar highlighted Virat Kohli’s remarkable performance in run chases. Akhtar pointed out that almost 40 of Kohli’s centuries came in run chaese situations, Log kehte hain tum Virat ki bohot tareef karte ho, main kehta hu kaise naa karu? (Many people question him about why he praises Virat Kohli so much. In action, Akhtar asks, “Why shouldn’t I do that?”). During one stage, India used to win because of Virat’s hundreds.”
As a captain, Sachin Tendulkar led the Indian team in 98 matches. During his time peroid, the team won 27 matches and seven series. However, the team also lost 17 match undre his captaincy.
Shoaib Akhtar said” I believe Sachin Tendulkar is the great batsman in the world. But as a captain, he was lost. After so many struggled he left the captaincy himself.
Shoaib Akhtar further shared I was discussing with one of my friends regarding Virat Kohli, and we were discussed on same topic about the importance of Kohli’s mental preparation. According to Akhtar, Kohli struggled initially, but after working on his mindset, he was able to perform exceptionally well. During the T20 World Cup, where Kohli’s excellent performances helped India emerge victorious.
“Recently, Virat Kohli joined an elite list of international cricket players who have scored the most runs which included Sachin Tendulkar from India(34,357 from 664 matches), Sri Lankans Kumar Sangakkara (28,016 from 594 matches) and Mahela Jayawardene (25,957 from 652 matches), Australian Ex-Cricketer Ricky Ponting (27,483 from 560 matches) and South Africa’s All-Rounder Jacques Kallis (25,534 from 519 matches).
|S.NO||Player||Country||Innings For 25K Runs||Date||Career Runs|
|3||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||594||13/11/2012||25534|
|4||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||608||06/04/2014||28016|
|5||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||701||23/08/2014||25957|
“Additionally, Kohli has the highest average of over 53 while scoring more than 25,000 runs, which is the best among the members of this exclusive club. Where Jacques Kallis comes in second with an average of 49.10. Kohli is the sixth player to achieve this milestone, having scored 8,195 runs from 106 Test matches, 12,809 runs from 271 ODIs, and 4,008 runs from 115 T20Is.”