Indian batter Virat Kohli replied to Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, who had tweeted out in support of the 33-year-old Kohli who has been going through a rough phase in the past few months.
Babar had tweeted a picture of the two during the T20 World Cup 2021 held in UAE with the caption: “This too shall pass. Stay strong.” As expected, the post went viral and Kohli himself responded.
Taking to his Twitter account, Kohli wrote: “Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best.”
Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best 👏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 16, 2022
“When Kohli comes out of this phase, it will be a different Virat Kohli” – Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan pro, Shoaib Akhtar, spoke out in support of Kohli, claiming that his tally of 70 centuries isn’t easy to achieve. He expects a refreshed Kohli to come out after the ongoing rough patch.
“As a Pakistani, I’m supporting Virat because 70 centuries… it’s not Candy Crush. Only a great player can score these many centuries, a normal player can’t do that.”
“When Kohli comes out of this phase, it will be a different Virat Kohli. There are some things that he needs to work on,” Akhtar said on his official YouTube channel.
“You won’t get runs by hitting. You need to stay in the middle. There are some things that you might not be able to implement right now. But then, you’re not giving yourself time. You’re showing frustration. You can’t move past your rough patch this way. Stay calm, go off social media for a few days, forget the criticism,” Akhtar also said.