Last Update on: September 1st, 2023 at 07:23 pm
India batter Virat Kohli gave everyone a moment of the day on the eve of the Asia Cup 2023 clash against Pakistan. The right-hander was seen practicing with the team ahead of the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals on Saturday (2nd September).
Virat Kohli was seen hugging Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf. In the video that has gone viral on the internet, the linchpin of the Indian batting lineup can be seen chatting with the opposition pacer as well. The duo shared laughter as well. Here’s the video:
Moment of the day.
Virat Kohli meets Haris Rauf ahead of the Asia Cup. [Star Sports] pic.twitter.com/WDnZVIo1kp
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It’s fair to say that the spotlight of the India vs Pakistan game will be on the battle between Virat Kohli and Haris Rauf. The two had a staggering competition during the T20 World Cup 2022, which saw the batter winning the battle quite comfortably.
Virat Kohli also hit an iconic six against Haris Rauf in that game, which tilted the complexion of the game. The Pakistan pacer was breathing fire throughout that game but the class of Kohli even outshined a threatening pacer like him.
Virat Kohli single-handedly won that game against Pakistan with the bat as he scored an unbeaten 82 runs. He would be hoping to replicate that performance in the upcoming game. But one cannot take Haris Raul lightly as he would be eager to take revenge.
IND vs PAK: They’ve Got Some Really Impactful Bowlers – Virat Kohli Feels Bowling Is Pakistan’s Strength
Virat Kohli recently talked about the battle against Pakistan. He said that the strength of their arch-rivals lies in their bowling. Therefore he needs to be at his best to outshine them. He told Star Sports:
“I feel bowling is their strength. And they’ve got some really impactful bowlers that can change the course of the game anytime based on their skill set. So, you have to be at your absolute best to face them.
“I only try to understand how I can better my game. Every day, every practice session, every year, every season, this is what has helped me play this well for so long and to perform for my team,” he concluded.