I Respect Him But Don’t Fear Him: Naseem Shah On Virat Kohli

I Respect Him But Don’t Fear Him: Naseem Shah On Virat Kohli

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah. (Credits: Twitter)

Naseem Shah has made an impressive start to his international career. Even before the youngster could play his first Test in Australia, he was all over the news because of the talent he possesses at such an young age. He made his debut in Australia at just 16 and did not take long to make an impression.

In the home series against Sri Lanka last year, he picked up a five-wicket haul in the Karachi Test to lead Pakistan to victory. Earlier this year, he became the youngest player to pick an international hat-trick when he took three wickets on three balls against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.

Naseem Shah has made it more or less clear that he is one to look out for in the coming days with his impressive displays so far. And the youngster has also made it clear that he is also fearless when it comes to locking horns against the world’s best. In a recent interview, Naseem Shah was asked about the prospect of bowling to Virat Kohli and he said that he is looking forward to it.

Virat Kohli,
Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

The right-arm pacer said that while he respects Virat Kohli, he does not fear the India captain who is arguably the best batsman in the world right now.

“Yes definitely. India versus Pakistan is always special and I have already been told that players can become heroes and villains in those matches. They are special matches as they happen so rarely and yes, I am looking forward to playing against India whenever that opportunity arises. I hope that I can bowl well against India when that chance comes by and won’t let our fans down,” Naseem Shah told PakPassion.

“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,” he added.

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