Shoaib Akhtar hails Virat Kohli’s run-chasing ability

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Shoaib Akhtar hails Virat Kohli’s run-chasing ability

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Shoaib Akhtar is mighty pleased with Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first ODI against South Africa and claimed that when it comes to chase then only Cheetah or Kohli can do. The former Pakistan pacer believes that the young generation should learn this skill from the Indian skipper.

India took an early lead in the six-match ODI series thanks to a brilliant performance by Virat Kohli (112) and Ajinkya Rahane (79) who led the side to a comfortable six-wicket victory. After losing both openers at 67 runs, it was Kohli and Rahane who gave stability to the side by building a 189-run partnership. While chasing the target, the Delhi player scored 112 off 119 balls including ten boundaries.

With the century, Kohli also completed a unique set of centuries as he has centuries in all full-members, barring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Ireland, for obvious reasons. Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya are the only other players to score centuries in nine of the first ten full-member nations. Tendulkar did not manage a century in West Indies and Jayasuriya in Zimbabwe. And that makes Akhtar happy.

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