Srinagar: Pakistan pacer Sohail Khan has made a controversial comment regarding Team India batting superstar Virat Kohli related to an incident between the duo during 2015 World Cup
Sohail Khan has revealed the details of the incident between him and Virat Kohli that happened in 2015 World Cup.
Sohail came face to face with Kohli during the 2015 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide.
Kohli scored a match winning century –taking India to 300/7 while Sohail stood out for Pakistan picking up a five-wicket-haul including that of Virat Kohli.
Tempers flew between the two with Kohli and Sohail having a heated exchange even though no one was privy to the words they exchanged… until now.
Eight years after the incident Sohail has revealed that Kohli charged at him first, which forced him to retort to a rather unpleasant remark. It happened when Sohail came out to bat.
“Virat came. He said to me ‘Aap Cricket Mein Abhi Aaye Hain. And Itni Baatein Karte Ho (You’ve Just Arrived And You Speak So Much). I was a Test cricketer back then. I had played Test matches in 2006-07. Then in between I got injured which forced me out of action. I said ‘Beta Jab Tu Under-19 Khel Raha Tha Na, Tera Baap Test Cricketer Tha’ (Son, When You Were Playing Under-19 For India, Your Father -Referring To Himself- was a Test player). That’s how I said it. Then if you see carefully, Misbah intervened and he got angry at me. He asked me to keep quiet,” Sohail revealed this on a Nadir Ali Podcast.
However, now Sohail said he has nothing but respect for Kohli.
“I respect him today because he is a great batter, amazing,” he added.
Sohail has played 9 Tests, 13 ODIs and five T20Is for Pakistan picking up 51 international wickets and although he hasn’t officially announced his retirement, the 38-year-old last played a match for Pakistan nearly six years ago in September of 2017. He recently turned up in the Pakistan Cup for his team Sindh, picking up five wickets in three matches.