Legendary Pakistan National Cricket Team player Wasim Akram was in absolute awe of Virat Kohli after he played a remarkable knock in the blockbuster India-Pakistan ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 game at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, October 23.
Former India National Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli was at his absolute best in the high-profile game against Pakistan at the MCG. He smashed remarkable 82 runs off 53 balls, including 6 fours and 4 sixes, to help Team India seal a 4-wicket win in the nail-biting encounter. Also, Kohli, who won the Player of the Match award, had a sensational 113-run partnership in 78 balls with Hardik Pandya.
Speaking after the match, Akram lavished praise on Kohli and suggested that the batter might be from another planet.
“Aliens do walk among us, he’s one of the best I’ve seen among the modern greats,” Akram said on Pakistani television channel A Sports.
“Not just now, he has been scoring for the last 15 years and he has the best average while chasing.”
Wasim Akram Shares His Take On Controversial No-ball In IND vs PAK Match
On the 4th ball of the thrilling final over of the T20 World Cup India-Pakistan high-octane clash, spinner Mohammad Nawaz delivered a high full-toss to Virat Kohli and the batter smashed the ball for a glorious six over the deep square leg.
Kohli instantly protested for a no-ball, and the on-field umpires made a late decision in India’s favour. The Babar Azam and Co. protested following the no-ball call, but the decision was retained.
Meanwhile, Pakistan National Cricket Team legend Wasim Akram said it was not Kohli’s fault to ask for a no-ball and the umpires should have used the technology for making a decision. Speaking to A Sports, legendary Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram said:
“There is no fault of Virat Kohli. Any batter would have asked the umpire about it. It is such a big game and you have the technology (to check close calls). Go use technology. Why proceed unnecessarily? Why clear up things unnecessarily? And these two are the most experienced umpires.
“It’s kind of touch and go. I feel it wasn’t a no-ball but if you see it in slow motion then it looks like a no-ball. So there is a technology and we can use it.”