Virat Kohli to Wasim Akram after missing ton in 1st ODI: Will score two hundreds in series
Wasim Akram got a first-hand experience of Kohli's confidence in his batting and ability to score hundreds.
New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli is not just a talented cricketer, but also a supremely confident individual.
Team India's ODI vice-captain backs himself to deliver under pressure each time he steps on to the field.
A look at Kohli's record during run chases is sufficient proof of his belief in his ability.
Though he sometimes runs the risk of coming across as arrogant, Kohli believes his aggression and confidence is what drives him towards excellence.
In the ongoing series Down Under, the legendary Wasim Akram got a first-hand experience of Kohli's confidence in his batting and ability to score hundreds.
Despite batting on 91 in the 1st ODI at Perth, the right-hander was caught on the boundary as he tried to clear the long-on fielder.
With Rohit Sharma batting in full flow at the other end, Kohli had plenty of time to score the 9 runs needed to complete century.
However, Kohli's selfless act saw him perish in search for quick runs.
Akram, during his commentary stint, shared a brief but rather interesting conversation he had with Kohli after that match.
Kohli told Akram he was gutted on missing out on a century, but would make up by scoring two more in the remaining matches.
"I met him (Virat Kohli) at the WACA after the game. I told him 'bad luck you missed a hundred. He replied, 'Wasim bhai, I will make sure to score 2 (centuries) in the series," the former Pakistan skipper said on air.
On Sunday, Kohli scored his 24th ODI ton with a run-a-ball 117. With two games to go, it appears likely that the Delhi lad will come good on his promise of scoring two centuries in the series.