Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has reacted to Virat Kohli’s sixes during the India-Pakistan match in T20 World Cup.
The 29-year-old fast bowler has praised former Indian captain Virat Kohli on Cricwick and said- ‘As Kohli played in the World Cup. That is his class. Everyone knows the kind of shots he plays and the way he hit my ball for sixes.
I don’t think there is any other player who can hit sixes like that. I would have been sad if Dinesh Karthik had hit or Hardik Pandya had hit. But, Kohli has killed, he has a different class.
Recall that on October 23, in the India-Pakistan match in Melbourne, Virat Kohli turned the tide of the match by hitting back to back 2 sixes off Haris Rauf and helped India win the lost match. Before these sixes came on the last 2 balls of the 19th over, India needed 28 runs in 8 balls to win.
Kohli had described that innings as memorable for himself. Virat wrote in a social post on November 26- ’23 October 2022 will always be special in my heart. Such energy has never been felt before in the game of cricket. What a lovely evening it was…’
There was a lot of applause for Kohli’s 2 sixes. Especially, the six that Kohli hit down the front of Rauf’s length ball. These sixes had surprised the fans and former cricketers.
Virat Kohli played an amazing inning of 82 not out in the match. In this innings of 53 balls, Virat scored runs at a strike rate of 154.71. His innings included 6 fours and 4 gargantuan sixes.
Team India won that match by 4 wickets and started the T20 World Cup with victory. In that very exciting match, Pakistan had set a target of 160 runs for victory in front of India. Which the Indian team achieved by losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.