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Shoaib Akhtar wants Pak to take a page out of Kohli’s book [Video Inside]

Highlights

  • Shoaib Akhtar has called out the Pakistani Cricket team and advised them to take a page out of Virat Kohli’s book of captaincy.
  • He said both Misbah and Azhar need to introduce methods for the team to be better. Their goal should be to better Virat Kohli’s India.
  • Comparing Virat to Imran, Akhtar says, “Imran Khan was not a tactical captain, but he knew how to gather match-winners. Now India is doing the same”.

Former Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar has called out the Pakistani Cricket team and advised them to take a page out of Virat Kohli’s book of captaincy. 

“I have seen India’s team evolve. Pakistan had a forte of playing aggressive cricket; we did not use to be timid. We used to be aggressive and be up for the fight,” the Rawalpindi Express told on his Youtube channel.

“Let’s compare our skipper to India’s skipper,” Akhtar adds as he sets up a road map for the Men in Green. “Both Misbah and Azhar should come up with ways to make Pakistan’s team better. The roadmap should be to get better than Virat Kohli’s side,” he said.

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Akhtar complimented Virat Kohli for beginning a fitness revoluting within Indian cricket. He also believes that Pakistan Cricket needs to follow and better their neighbours in both fitness and attitude to beat big sides like Australia.   

“Virat Kohli is a fitness freak, and his team completely looks up to him. If the captain is agile and sets such standards, the side will obviously follow. I believe this thing used to be there on our side when Imran Khan was the captain,” Akhtar said. 

Comparing Virat to Imran, Akhtar says, “Imran Khan was not a tactical captain, but he knew how to gather match-winners. Now India is doing the same.” 

“See Kohli’s attitude; he plays with a lot of intensity. The players follow the captain. India has strict rules to ensure players’ conduct both on and off the field,” he adds referring to the Hardik PandyaKL Rahul-Koffee with Karan controversy

While Virat Kohli led India with 85 off 81 balls to win the third ODI against West Indies, Pakistan showed some resurgence in form. They beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs, and the pacer hopes they build on their victory next year. 

Manan Dharamshi
I usually describe myself with three 'F's, i.e, Food, Football and Films. Born and Brought up in Bangalore since the mid-1990s, I have always had a huge interest in playing football, cricket and watching other sports. People who know me always tell I bleed football. Sports, and Football, in particular, has helped me through hard times and helped me to shape my view on the world. And that is one of the reasons why I want to serve as a Sports Journalist.

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