The way Indian skipper Virat Kohli is shattering records and making history with his bat everyday, it seems as if there is nothing that Kohli cannot do on the cricket ground.
However, Pakistan national cricket team coach Mickey Arthur believes that it would be hard for Kohli to score a century in Pakistan.
“Kohli is a fantastic player but our team will make it hard (for him) to score a century there (Pakistan). It has been a great pleasure to watch Kohli scoring against all teams and it is always enjoyable to watch his batting. However, our bowlers will not make it easy for him to score there,” Arthur said.
While talking about Kohli’s exceptional batting skills, Arthur hailed his record-breaking spree in international cricket.
Notably, Indian national cricket team have not played any series in Pakistan since 2018. The last series between both the nations was played in 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India for a short limited-overs series.
Pakistan and Indian cricket only play with each-other in International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) organised tournaments.
Last time, Virat Kohli’s squad had faced Pakistan in the finale of Champions Trophy in England.
Virat Kohli has played 12 ODI matches against Pakistan and has scored 549 runs with an average of 45.90. Kohli has also played six T20Is against the arch-rivals and has scored 254 runs with an average of 84.66.
Interestingly, neither Virat nor any other member of Indian Test team other than Parthiv Patel has played any Test match against the Pakistan team.
Arthur is hopeful that one day the Men-In-Blue will play in Pakistan. “Hopefully, India will come to play in Pakistan,” he said.
In the ongoing series between India and South Africa, Kohli became the second player to score century, both, in the limited over match and in the longest format of the game vs South Africa in the Rainbow Nation.
Last year, Virat Kohli had become the only captain to score six double centuries as the skipper, a record that he shared with West Indies cricket great Brian Lara.