I would have found 'extremely difficult' bowling against Virat Kohli: Wasim Akram

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New Delhi, Mar 10: Heaping praise over Team India's star batsman Virat Kohli, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said the flamboyant Indian batsman is the best batsman in the world.

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The ex-Pakistan bowler who picked 502 ODI and 414 Test wickets in his career said the kind of form this Delhi-lad is in, even he would have found it extremely difficult to bowl him.

"Kohli is the best batsman in the world. There comes a time in a batsman's life, where you learn how to score runs. He plays with authority in all three formats. It's difficult to bowl at him. I would have found it very difficult to bowl at him," he told India Today.

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Earlier when asked, how would someone like Akram bowl to Kohli, who seems to be at the peak of his career?

"It is very difficult to compare eras. Having said that, I would have tested him with an inswinger first up. He, like every batsman, is a bit shaky at the start of the innings. He shuffles also, so I would have tested him with some incoming deliveries.

"He has come to a stage where he knows how to score runs against the best, how to pace his innings. He reads the situation very well and that is why he is so consistent," Akram added.

Virat Kohli has been the backbone of this Indian side in all three formats of the game and has been scoring runs against every side.

The flamboyant middle order batsman was India's top scorer in the just concluded Asia Cup T20 and during limited-overs bilateral series against Australia. All eyes will be on him as India begin their ICC World T20 journey.

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