Virat Kohli gets lauded by Shoaib Akhtar after a magnificent chase

Virat scored a hundred chasing 270 against South Africa.

Shoaib Akhtar | GETTY

Shoaib Akhtar seems to be impressed with Virat Kohli's chasing skills. The Indian skipper recently scored a ton against South Africa and helped the tourists win with 6 wickets.

India were in a need to start off well and Kohli's century helped them a lot. Along with Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli piled up a 189-run stand to help India win their first ODI in South Africa after a span of nearly seven years. 

His knock got him applause from the former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar. Akhtar praised the Delhi lad for his flawless chasing. He tweeted, “Another super run-chase by @imVkohli. When it comes to chases it’s either him or a Cheetah. Well done!! Hope youngsters pick this trait of @imVkohli.”

Kohli also spoke about the importance of first game after the match. “First match of the series is important. We wanted to take the momentum of the (third) Test win into this and when we restricted South Africa to 270 on this sort of a pitch, we were happy,” Kohli said.


By Sihyeu Singh - 03 Feb, 2018

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