Pakistan seamer Junaid Khan, one of the key bowlers for his side in the tournament, fired warning shots at none other than Indian batting sensation and captain Virat Kohli. Confident of his bowling skills, the left-arm seamer has revealed that his side is not afraid of the swashbuckling Indian batsman.
“I have dismissed him in three out of the four matches we have faced each other. He is a brilliant batsman but he has failed against me,” Junaid told The Express Tribune. “I bowled Kohli in India in front of his fans so it won’t be a problem in England,” he added.
Both Junaid and Kohli have faced-off quite a few times in the past and the 28-year-old Indian batsman has managed to score just 2 runs off his 22 balls in ODIs. The Pakistani speedster, thus, feels he has the psychological advantage over Kohli and will be looking to use that to his advantage when the two sides meet on Sunday.
“When I face him, I will consider him the same Kohli. I may be wrong but I think he will also think of me as the same Junaid that has taken his wicket before, which might make him go on the defensive a bit more and therefore lose his wicket,” the 27-year-old seamer said.
Though Junaid clearly has the numbers of his side, it’ll be interesting to see if he is able to back his comments against the Indian captain on the field