Archive photo of Virat Kohli during a practice session
Virat Kohli gets off along the border lines and goes to the center. He takes hold and prepares to face the bowler. On the other side it is Wasim Akram getting ready to steam in. That would be quite a match, wouldn’t it? Akram is considered one of the greatest pacers ever and Kohli, one of the greatest hitters of all time. Well, the former Pakistani captain was asked how he would feel and what he would do if, in a hypothetical scenario, he was at his peak and bowled to Kohli.
Akram said he would be confident to bowl against Kohli as he would be new to the fold with a few wickets dropped. And he said he would use his entire array of tricks to take on someone of Kohli’s caliber.
“I would have had a lot of confidence. If he comes out on 3 or 4 to bat, it means there are two wickets and that means he is new to the crease. Then I would attack,” Akram said on the talk show ‘Om to be honest’ on Nashpati Prime.
“I’ll move the ball away from him and into him, and as Plan B I’d throw him a bouncer. I’ll throw him a bouncer with a fielder in the deep end, and then with the fielder who is called up. I would try all the little tricks,” he said.
Akram played 104 Tests and 356 ODIs, taking 414 and 502 wickets respectively in the two formats.
He also has three Test Centuries, with a top score of 257*.
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