It is a dream for any upcoming bowler to see the back of the #1 batsman in the world and the Pakistani sensation in Naseem Shah is no different. The tearaway quick who first burst into the scene last year during the Australian series is all pumped up to face Virat Kohli whenever there is an opportunity.
The 16 year old intimidating fast bowler caught the attention of everybody with his sheer pace and his ability to make the batsman to dance to his tunes. He had an ordinary Pakistan Super league this time around returning with just 5 wickets from 6 games playing for Quetta Galdiators. He became the youngest bowler in test cricket history to pick a hat trick when he took one against Sri Lankans earlier this year
In a recent interview, the future of Pakistan said that he wants to do well against the best batsman in the world in Virat Kohli. He also further said that he has immense respect for the Indian captain but also waiting for the chance to play against him.
Here’s what Naseem Shah had to say
I hope that I can bowl well against India when that chance comes by and won’t let our fans down. As for Virat Kohli, I respect him but don’t fear him. It’s always a challenge to bowl to the best, but that’s where you have to raise your game. I look forward to playing against Virat Kohli and India whenever that chance comes
Former Pakistani cricketer who is known for controversial tweets said that Virat Kohli can be a bunny to the 16 year old Naseem Shah anytime which kind of raised controversies as Virat Kohli has proved that he is a bunny to no bowler in the world.
It looks highly unlikely that Naseem Shah will play against Virat Kohli as he is being looked as a test match specialist by the Pakistan team and there is no possibility of India facing Pakistan in the longer format of the game in the near future due to political tensions between the two nations.