Umar Gul, the former Pakistani fast-bowler, has revealed the reason behind Virat Kohli being his favorite Indian batsman.
Gul says earlier, he used to admire Tendulkar but at present, all his mind and appreciation are for Kohli.
Gul has admired the way how amidst the Pak-Indo tensions, Kohli’s behavior on the field when he plays against Pakistan, is so fine. The former Pakistani player is a big fan of Kohli’s performances and revealed that the batsman is much focused.
Umar Gul reveals why Virat Kohli is his favorite Indian batsman
“It was Sachin Tendulkar but currently Virat Kohli. In the last 4-5 years, the way Virat Kohli has been performing, he is my favorite batsman. The way he has changed himself. His behavior on the field when he started playing against us to now has totally changed. All his concentration now is on his performances. The way he plays, I enjoy watching his batting.”
When asked about how his enjoyment comes from while bowling, Umar Gul chose tail-enders.
“The most joy you get while bowling is when you bowl to tail-enders because you can get them out.”
The former bowler picked India, Australia, and India as the teams he used to enjoy bowling against.
“If you ask me honestly, I used to enjoy bowling against India, Australia, and England, whether it was a top-order batsman or lower-order batsman.”
Picking Chris Gayle as the dangerous batsman, he said that his hard shots can get one injured as he reminded one of his memory with WIndies batsman.
“The most dangerous batsman was Chris Gayle, not because I couldn’t get him out or was afraid of getting hit, but I was scared of getting injured. Because he used to hit the ball so hard, especially straight down the ground. I still remember in the Lahore Test he smashed the ball straight back and I got hit very hard.”