Srinagar, April 22: India batting superstar and former skipper Virat Kohli is going through bad patch and is yet to register a century since 2019 and now an old interview of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif predicting Kohli’s downfall has resurfaced.
In an interview in 2021 Mohammad Asif, had said that Kohli is never going to reach Tendulkar’s level in an interview.
“Kohli is a bottom-hand player. He is doing well because of his fitness and it is supporting him. The moment he will face a decline, I don’t think Kohli can make a comeback. In fact, Babar is an upper-hand player like Sachin. His bat movement is fluent like Sachin. People say Kohli is better than Tendulkar. I say no. Virat does not even come close to Sachin. This is my opinion,” Mohammad Asif had said on CoverDriveCricket’s YouTube channel in 2021.
In the ongoing edition of the IPL 2022, Virat Kohli has only managed to score 119 runs in 7 innings with an average of 19.83.
“The way Sachin played was all upper hand and a very few people know about this technique. Be it coaches or anyone player. Sachin was so fluent with his cover drives, on drives pulls and cuts. No doubt Kohli has strokes as well, but his is all bottom hand,” Asif added.