Virat Kohli is a brilliant cricketer who performs with zeal. He is not afraid to engage in cheeky banter with other players and is a cricketer who gives his best on the field. Farokh Engineer, the former Indian cricketer, praises Virat Kohli’s competitive approach. Here is Farokh Engineer About Kohli’s Aggression.
Farokh Engineer About Kohli’s Aggression
Engineer, on the other hand, believes that Kohli’s aggressiveness must be kept in check and that the Indian captain may get managed to carry out sometimes. The 83-year-old Engineer also agreed that Kohli is among the world’s best batters.
Farokh Engineer also stated that a team engages in sledging in order to undermine the attitude of the opposing batters. Engineer believes Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Burmah shown courage when they defended and hammered England at Lord’s.
“I admire Virat for that. He has been an aggressive captain. It’s good. Of course, it has to be within limits. Otherwise, the umpire or the match referee can intervene. Maybe sometimes, yes (should he tone down his aggression?). He gets a bit too carried away, at times. But I like his aggression. He is a very good captain. I am all for it. He is I think one of the finest batsmen in the world”.
I am not equal to you but we Indians are better than you: Farokh Engineer
“Also, they do sledging, so that your batsman lose confidence. But Bumrah and Shami were khadoos (stubborn), they replied in their own way. They couldn’t bat very well but they knew how to survive. By surviving, they got a lot of runs and those runs were very important in enabling Virat to declare the innings. That was humiliating for England,” said Engineer.
Farokh Engineer went on to say that since he was playing cricket, the opponents used to refer to Indian players as “bloody Indians.” The former Indian wicketkeeper said that he responded to his opponents by scoring runs and winning respect.
“They used to call us ‘bloody Indians’. They ridiculed our accent but I answered them back, I gave it back to them on the pitch by scoring runs and wicketkeeping and all that. And by gaining respect,” said Engineer.
Engineer ended by saying that the opposition soon realized that the Indian cricketers weren’t really dumb and were not lower than them.
“And they began to realize that Indians are not stupid. They understood that Indians are sturdy and in no way inferior. I tried to tell them that I am not equal to you but we Indians are better than you. That’s the image I portrayed to them,” concluded Engineer.