Amir, speaking in an interview, said that if Kohli’s form starts to fall, he will find it extremely difficult to pick himself up again. The video of former Pakistani cricketer is going viral after Virat Kohli’s bad form in the Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli’s form
Virat Kohli has not been in his best form in the IPL and in the last few matches for Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB), he has failed to score big runs on the scoreboard. Amidst this, an old video of the former Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif is going viral where he had made the prediction about Virat Kohli that once the decline starts, he won’t be able to make a comeback after that as Sachin did.
In comparison with Pakistani batter Babar Azam, Asif had said that Kohli is a ‘bottom-handed’ batter unlike Babar Azam and Sachin Tendulkar.
“Virat Kohli is a bottom-hand player. He’s doing well because of his fitness. But when his decline will come, I don’t think he will be able to make a comeback,” Amir said.
Virat is a bottom-hand player
According to Asif, both Babar and Sachin are top-handed players. Many people say Kohli is better than Sachin and he can break the records of Sachin, but Asif indicated in that video that Kohli couldn’t even go close to the records that have been set by Sachin.
Unlike Kohli, Sachin was a top-handed batter and not bottom-handed, he had the freedom and range to access all areas of the ground, both off the front foot and the back foot. With cover drive and the on-drive, he could also play the pull and the cut because he was top-handed. The same applies to Babar, he is also not heavily bottom-handed and thus, can access all areas of the ground.
Spot on !
The main reason is kohli is bottom hand player while player like Rohit is upper hand who by god grace is also exceptional timmer of ball !
Explained by asif years ago before Kohli downfall👇 pic.twitter.com/AT4ncLyzeJ
— Uchiha (@uchiha798) April 20, 2022
The question asked to Mohammad Asif was whether he would pick Babar Azam or Virat Kohli. His answer is now going viral on Twitter.