Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has praised Virat Kohli, saying that he is a “phenomenal” player and that the Indian team is “unstoppable” when he is in form.
“Rawalpindi Express” Praises Kohli, Sees India as Juggernaut
Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistani fast bowler known as the “Rawalpindi Express,” has lauded Virat Kohli for his recent achievements and hailed the Indian cricket team’s unstoppable momentum.
In a recent tweet, Akhtar congratulated Kohli on his 48th ODI century and praised the Indian team’s dominant performance. He wrote, “No.48 for @imVkohli and another big win for India. This team is unstoppable at this point!”
This unexpected praise from Akhtar is a departure from his usual critical stance towards the Indian cricket team. In the past, he has been known to make scathing remarks about Indian players and their performances.
However, Akhtar’s recent tweets suggest a more appreciative and objective approach. He has acknowledged the Indian team’s strength and urged the Pakistani team to learn from their rivals.
In a previous tweet, Akhtar congratulated the Indian team on their victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup and encouraged the Pakistani team to regroup and bounce back. He wrote, “But ThandRakh Pakistan, abhi poora tournament hai aagay, regroup and bounce back.”
Akhtar’s change in tone is likely due to the Indian team’s recent dominance in world cricket. India is currently ranked number one in both ODI and Test cricket, and they are the favorites to win the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
The Indian team’s success is a testament to their talent, hard work, and dedication. They have a well-balanced team with a strong batting lineup and a potent bowling attack.
Akhtar’s praise for the Indian team is a sign of respect for their achievements. It is also a reminder that even the fiercest rivals can appreciate each other’s greatness.