Virat Kohli has been in supreme form in this World Cup tournament, and no opponents would want him to be on song with his bat. He has already smashed three half-centuries and is the leading run-scorer in the marquee event, managing 246 runs from five matches.
India’s campaign have been running smoothly, except for the defeat against the Proteas in the Super 12s. Now that the Men in Blue will lock horns against Jos Buttler‘s England in the second semi-final today (Thursday, November 10), a video has been doing rounds on Twitter. In the video, Pakistani fans are expressing fear that they wouldn’t want the Men in Green to play against India because of Kohli.
Watch the video below:
Pakistan have fumblingly reached the semi-final but performed impressively to reach the final by crushing New Zealand by seven wickets. Following the morale-sapping four-wicket defeat to India in their opening campaign, Babar Azam and Co. faced a humiliating one-run loss against Zimbabwe. They were heavily relying on other teams’ results in Group 2 to qualify for the semis.
But somehow they reached the semi-final, courtesy of a shocking Proteas’ defeat by the Netherlands. A comfortable victory over Bangladesh in the final Super 12s match paved them the way to the semi-final, and now they are waiting for the second finalist.
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Australia legend gave a message to Jos Buttler to tackle Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have been leading India’s charge with the bat. While Kohli has accumulated 246 runs, Suryakumar managed 225 from five matches with a better strike rate that almost touches 200.
Ahead of the highly-anticipated semi-final clash against England, Brad Hogg has some advice for English skipper Jos Buttler to tackle Kohli. He thinks English pacer Mark Wood can use the dimensions of Adelaide Oval to trap Kohli LBW.
“England have got to have Wood bowling all four of his overs to Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. When he is bowling to Kohli, he needs to try and have a gap very square on the shorter side and try to get him to play squarer rather than playing in the V.
“With his extra pace, the Adelaide pitch just skids a little more than the other surfaces. You might be able to get Kohli LBW or bowled when he is playing square,” the ex-cricketer noted in a video shared on his YouTube channel.
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