Virat Kohli Makes Surprise Appearance in Wasim Akram’s Dreams Ahead of India-Pakistan Clash
Colombo, September 11, 2023: The India vs. Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup Super Four stage has created quite a buzz, not only among cricket fans but also among cricket legends. Wasim Akram, the veteran Pakistan seamer, surprised everyone with his latest revelation before the match in Colombo. Akram disclosed that Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket sensation, appeared in his dreams recently.
During a pre-match chat between India and Pakistan, Akram casually told Kohli, “You come in my dreams now.” Kohli was taken aback and asked, “What do you mean, Wasim bhai?” Akram explained that he has been seeing a lot of Kohli on television lately, which led to him appearing in his dreams.
Akram also emphasized the importance of star players like Kohli, Babar Azam, and Shaheen Shah Afridi in high-pressure matches like India vs. Pakistan. He stated that these players live for these moments, and the India-Pakistan clash is where they want to shine.
India Sets Strong Start in Colombo
In the ongoing Super Four stage of the Asia Cup, India had a strong start in Colombo. They faced Pakistan’s formidable bowling lineup with determination. Captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill faced the challenge of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah successfully, putting on a 121-run partnership for the opening wicket. Both Gill and Rohit scored fifties but lost their wickets in quick succession.
However, rain interrupted play with India at 147/2 in 24.1 overs. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are at the crease, batting at eight and 17, respectively.
Virat Kohli: ‘Cheeku’ Nickname Revealed
Virat Kohli’s popularity extends far and wide, and his nickname, ‘Cheeku,’ has become well-known among cricket enthusiasts. While it was commonly believed that MS Dhoni gave him this nickname, Kohli recently revealed its actual origin. He clarified that his state coach coined the nickname when he was younger, noting his big ears and short hair. The coach playfully compared him to ‘Cheeku,’ a rabbit character from the Indian children’s magazine ‘Champak.’ Later, MS Dhoni started using this nickname during matches, bringing it to the forefront of cricketing conversations.
In addition to this revelation, Virat Kohli shared his favorite cricketing shot – the inside-out shot over the covers against a left-arm spinner, which he first played at the age of 12.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await more exciting moments in the Asia Cup, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team is set to continue their journey in the tournament, aiming for strong performances in the upcoming matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.