I don’t sledge Virat Kohli because he gets riled up by it: Mushfiqur.

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India and Bangladesh have recently been highly competitive. In their most recent meeting in the Asia Cup 2023, they triumphed in a dramatic match by six runs. Fans can anticipate another fiercely contested match when the two Asian sides square off on Thursday, October 19 in Pune as part of the ongoing ODI World Cup.

Mushfiqur Rahim talks about kohli

Mushfiqur Rahim, a seasoned wicketkeeper from Bangladesh, shared a few strategies he uses when facing Virat Kohli before to the game. Rahim stated that he avoids criticizing Kohli because doing so just serves to energize the former India captain. The 36-year-old further said that before he calms down, he orders his bowler to get Kohli out as quickly as possible.

There are certain batters who enjoy sledging and find it motivating. As a result, I never sledge him since it makes him angry“. Rahim remarked on Star Sports, “I constantly advise my bowlers to get rid of him as soon as possible”.

Whenever I play against him, he always tries to sledge me every time I go in to bat because he is a really competitive guy and he doesn’t want to lose any cricket match. I really love that rivalry with him and the challenge that comes with facing him and India,” Rahim added.

Virat Kohli’s impeccable record against Tigers in ODI cricket

The illustrious batter has some incredible records in all three types of cricket. Bangladesh is one of the numerous opponents he enjoys taking on. In 15 innings of 50-over cricket against the “Bangla Tigers,” Kohli has accumulated 807 runs at an astounding average of 67.25 and an amazing strike rate of 101.25. Against Bangladesh, Kohli scored four hundreds and three half-centuries.

Kohli has already achieved a couple half-centuries during the ODI World Cup 2023. The right-handed batter hit a crucial 85 against Australia in India’s opening game and then undefeated 55 against Afghanistan in the subsequent match. Kohli missed out on the opportunity after being dismissed for 16 in India’s most recent game against Pakistan. He would be fired up for Thursday’s match against Bangladesh.on star sports

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