Before the India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup match, Wasim Akram made surprising comments about Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is incredibly popular, and people in both India and Pakistan admire him. In fact, he has more fans in Pakistan than their own cricket captain, Babar Azam, as seen in a viral fan comment last Saturday. Kohli’s fame is such that he always attracts attention, whether he’s on the field, on TV, or at any event.
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has talked about how people look up to players like Kohli, emphasizing the idea of admiring players. Kohli has the star power to captivate audiences wherever he goes.
Kohli’s popularity is often discussed by former cricketers who are now commentators. While they enjoy talking about him, sometimes they focus on him too much, which has bothered the legendary Wasim Akram before. On Sunday, as India and Pakistan were getting ready for another intense match in their historic rivalry at the Asia Cup, Akram shared his thoughts just before the coin toss.
“I told Virat Kohli today that he even comes in my dreams now,” Akram said while talking to the host broadcaster. Kohli replied, “What do you mean, Wasim bhai?” I told him this because I see him so often on television that I can’t get him out of my mind.
However, Akram did acknowledge Kohli’s greatness and praised players like Shaheen Afridi and Babar Azam. He emphasized that these modern-day cricket stars have the confidence to perform well, especially in India vs. Pakistan matches, which are very important and intense.
“Players like Virat, Babar, Shaheen, and others play this game for moments like India vs. Pakistan. It’s a big deal for everyone, and these games are very exciting. Yesterday, the whole city of Colombo was buzzing with excitement,” added Akram.