Former Pakistan legendary batsman Mushtaq Mohammad feels that it will be extremely difficult for Pakistan to stop the likes of Virat Kohli.
Mushtaq feels Kohli is the most difficult player to deal with for any Pakistan skipper. Meanwhile, it must be noted that Mushtaq is the brother of former Pakistan skipper Hanif Mohammad.
Moreover, Mushtaq currently resides in Birmingham. It is the venue for the opening Test between India and England. Currently. the 74-year-old, Mushtaq feels Kohli is a great player across all three formats of the game.
Hence, it is pretty difficult to stop his onslaught for any skipper. He feels that Kohli will be more difficult to handle even than the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.
However, he gave due credit to both the greats for their exceptional achievements in the game. Mushtaq further hopes that India clinches the Test series in England riding on the performances of their skipper Kohli.
India has always produced great batsmen feels Mushtaq Mohammad
“Gavaskar played in a different era and I am not saying Tendulkar is a lesser player. But the very fact Kohli plays all the three formats so well makes him a more difficult player to stop. I hope he wins this Test series against England,” Times of India quoted Mushtaq as saying.
India will meet Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018 at least twice next month in the United Arab Emirates. Hence, Mushtaq’s predictions will be tested on that tour.
Mushtaq represented Pakistan in 57 Tests and 10 One-day Internationals between 1959-1978. He further spoke about the never-ending cricketing rivalry between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
The veteran cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad further praised India for producing the batting giants likeGavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and now Virat Kohli.
“We used to be such fierce competitors on the field and such good friends off it. You guys just keep producing great batsmen from Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli,” he added.
Mushtaq further hoped that former Pakistan cricket skipper Imran Khan will lead the nation just like he did as a captain after he is elected as the Prime Minister of the country.
“I just hope he leads the country the way he led the Pakistan team. Cricket will probably not be on his mind. He would have bigger issues to deal with,” the 74-year-old concluded.