Pakistani cricketer Fakhar Zaman has called Indian skipper Virat Kohli his inspiration. Hailing his consistency and his determination Zaman said that he was not only impressed by him but he has also learnt from his batting techniques.
Kohli is currently the ICC ranked number no.1 Test batsman and he had scored 200 runs in the the third Test match against England where India outplayed the hosts by 203 runs. Kohli has already scored 440 runs in the ongoing Test series between England and India.
“Virat Kohli is a great player. He sets an example for all to follow with his hard work and his batting,” Zaman said in an interview on Thursday.
“I enjoy watching Virat Kohli bat and I learnt a lot by watching this master batsman at work.”
Fakhar Zaman himself made some really big strides in his international career so far. He broke the record of Sir Vivian Richards and became the quickest to score 1,000 runs in One Day Internationals.
He is also the first Pakistani batsman in the limited overs format to score a double century in the series against Zimbabwe last month.
Zaman had scored a ton against India last year in the final of the Champions Trophy against Kohli-led India to help Pakistan lift the trophy. Zaman had made his debut last year and he averages over 76 in 18 One Day Internationals and he now aims to don the whites for Pakistan and he also said that he aims to work on his technique.
He was also bestowed with Pakistan Cricket Board’s Outstanding Performance Award for 2018 and he said, “I am very happy to achieve the milestone and I am really glad that I broke the record that was jointly held by Sir Vivian Richards.”
Virat and Zaman will be face to face this year against each other in the Asia Cup which is slated to begin from 15 September. India will be taking on Pakistan for the fifth fixture on September 19 in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.