The Pakistani cricket fan base is incredibly passionate about Indian players. There is a strong argument to be made that Virat Kohli is the most well-known player in India’s neighbouring country among the current crop of players.
The reverence that is held for the legendary hitter remains at an all-time high despite the fact that Kohli’s bat dealt a significant amount of damage to Pakistan in the most recent match between India and Pakistan, which took place in the T20 World Cup in 2002.
The Pakistani speedster Haris Rauf was the guest on a show, and the anchor’s depiction of Kohli is a wonderful example of how every person of the country views the Indian stalwart.
Haris Rauf was required to describe a person on the screen of the television while wearing a blindfold as part of a show for a Pakistani television station.
An attempt was made by the anchor to characterise the person on the television by providing some pointers in order to assist the Pakistani cricketer. An anchor previously referred to Kohli as someone who “Rakh, rakh ke deta hai” (lit. “he smashes it hard”) while explaining who Kohli is.
Later on, the anchor stated, “Aapko bhi rakh ke diye hain (He has also smashed it hard against you),” which translates to “He has shattered it hard against you.” The next question that Haris posed was, “Is he a cricketer?”
The answer given by the anchor was yes, leading the Pakistani pacer to correctly identify Virat Kohli almost immediately.
Throughout the course of the show, Haris was extremely complimentary of Kohli. In addition to that, he discussed the two sixes that Kohli struck to him in the 19th over of the run chase during the T20 World Cup 2022 matchup.
He said: “Anyone who is familiar with cricket is aware of the type of player that he is. Since he has once attempted that shot, I seriously doubt that he will be able to attempt it again.
These kinds of shots don’t come around very often, and you can’t hit them again and again. His timing was spot on, and the ball went all the way to the hole.”
Regarding that particular encounter, Virat had scored a match-winning knock of 82 runs in 53 balls, including six fours and four sixes. He did this by hitting four sixes and six fours.
Kohli smashed two incredible sixes to Harris Rauf, which swung the momentum of the game in his team’s favour and allowed India to win the match with only 28 runs needed off of the final eight balls.