How to get Virat Kohli out? Shoaib Akhtar unleashes his bag of tricks

The former Pakistan pacer was asked this question during an Instagram live session

How to get Virat Kohli out? Shoaib Akhtar unleashes his bag of tricks PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan former pacer and the fastest bowler of all-time, Shoaib Akhtar, has shared his plan of action if he wanted to get the prized scalp of Indian skipper and batting star Virat Kohli.

While answering a question, during an Instagram live session, Akhtar pointed out two ways of dismissing Kohli.   

“If I was bowling, I would go wider of the crease and pitch the ball up [to Kohli] and shape it away from him in order to make him drive,” said Akhtar. “If that does not work, I will bowl him at 150 [kph] and he will get out.”

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The former Pakistan speedster also spoke about bowling to India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar, during his playing days.

“I had a good time bowling to Sachin Tendulkar. He is one of the greatest batsman of all-time but I dismissed him 12-13 times as well,” he said. “Although, Indians only remember that one six which he hit me in Centurion [during the 2003 ICC World Cup] as it makes them really happy.”

“If I had known that one six makes 1.3 billion people happy, then I would have let him hit me for a six every day,” he added on a lighter note.

The 44-year-old featured in 46 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan, in which he bagged 178 and 247 wickets respectively. He also took 19 T20I wickets in 15 appearances.

Akhtar played his last international game, an ODI, against New Zealand in 2011, in which he claimed one wicket.