World Cup 2023: In the world of cricket, every bowler yearns for the wicket of eminent batsman Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team. His wicket is a testament to a bowler’s skill and a feather in their cap. However, snaring him is no easy feat. Kohli’s current performance in World Cup 2023 exemplifies this, with stellar half-centuries against formidable teams like Australia and Afghanistan.
As the cricket fever heightens, India gears up to face its arch-rival, Pakistan. History and statistics show Kohli’s exemplary performance against Pakistan, with his bat consistently delivering. But just before this crucial face-off scheduled for October 14, a video of the retired Pakistani fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, has become the talk of the town.
World Cup 2023: In this trending video, Akhtar shares his unconventional strategy to dismiss the Indian skipper. “To unseat Virat Kohli,” Akhtar suggests, “you’ll need to divert your attention from the game to the player himself. Don’t engage him, don’t indulge in aggressive gestures or words. Only when his concentration wavers can he be dismissed. Else, he’s invincible, guiding his team to victory.”
Kohli’s current form reinforces Akhtar’s sentiments. In the World Cup 2023, when India found itself in a precarious position with a score of 3/2 against Australia, Kohli took charge. His magnificent 85-run inning steered India to a triumphant victory by 6 wickets. His subsequent unbeaten 55-run inning against Afghanistan was just as crucial.
World Cup 2023: In his match against Afghanistan, Kohli achieved another monumental feat, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup run record. While Tendulkar accumulated 2278 runs in 45 World Cup games, Kohli’s tally stands at 2305 runs across 53 matches, encompassing both ODI and T20 World Cups. Delving deeper into the stats, in ODIs alone, Kohli boasts 1164 runs in 28 matches, while he’s amassed 1141 runs in 25 T20 matches. However, in the realm of ODI World Cup records, Tendulkar retains his throne with his 2278 runs.
In light of the upcoming matches, it remains to be seen if Kohli will continue his onslaught and how bowlers, taking cues from Akhtar’s advice or otherwise, strategize against him.
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