In Pakistan, their media and their former cricketers do not talk about their team as much as they talk about Indian cricketers. In the past, where Sachin Sehwag used to talk about Dhoni in Pakistan’s media, now Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma are such big names. keep coming in discussions about big players.
A similar situation is with Virat Kohli in recent years. Every now and then some former Pakistani player or journalist says something in praise of Kohli or gives some controversial statement against him. A new name has been added to the list of such people, that of Sohail Khan, who has revealed about the old fight with Kohli and why MS Dhoni silenced Kohli.
A few days ago, a Pakistani batsman had said about Kohli that the speed of his centuries was much higher than that of the Indian star. Now fast bowler Sohail Khan, who has been out of the Pakistani team for a long time, has also given such a statement about Kohli, which was sure to make headlines and come in discussions.
The whole matter and what did Dhoni say?
During the India-Pakistan match in the 2015 World Cup, the two players not only clashed with the ball and bat, but also had a verbal war. Remembering him during a podcast, Sohail Khan said that Kohli was considering him as a new player, so he reminded the Indian batsman that he had already started playing cricket before him. Sohail Khan said in a show,
Before the match against India, I had said in the media that whatever big names Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit are, I don’t know. I said, I will get all the batsmen out. I dismissed all five of the top order. When I came for batting, Kohli came to me and started saying that Jumme-jumme have been in cricket for eight days and you are talking so much. I said that when India Under-19 was playing, your father was playing Test cricket.
Sohail further told that after this confrontation between the two, Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Indian captain MS Dhoni pacified both of them. Referring to Dhoni, Sohail told that the Indian captain explained to Kohli, move away from there, this is old rice.
Virat Kohli scored a century in that match
Sohail Khan made his ODI and T20 debut for Pakistan in 2008, while he made his Test debut in 2009. Kohli won the Under-19 World Cup for India in 2008 and made his international debut in the same year. However, Sohail Khan’s career did not last long. If we talk about the 2015 World Cup itself, in the match mentioned by Sohail Khan, Sohail took 5 wickets for Team India including Virat, but he also scored 55 runs in his 10 overs. The most important thing was that Kohli had scored an excellent century in this match and scored 107 runs, by which India scored 300 runs and won the match by 76 runs.