Sohail Khan reveals an incident during the 2015 World Cup

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Pakistan pacer, Sohail Khan has revealed an old incident from the 2015 World Cup where he had a small spat with Virat Kohli.

As is tradition, a match between India and Pakistan is always a high-wire contest with fans on both sides cheering loudly.

And when it is a World Cup game, then the tension goes fever-pitch and fans start rooting badly for their sides.

Sohail Khan has spoken recently on the Nadir Ali podcast where he recalled the 2015 World Cup incident.

In that match, India faced Pakistan in the group stage and the Men in Blue won the competition quite easily by 76 runs.

Kohli was superb in that match as he scored 107 runs and Mohammad Shami scalped 4/35 with the ball in hand.

Now, Sohail has revealed an incident during India’s innings where he had a slight altercation with Kohli and took on him.

Virat came. He said to me ‘Aap cricket mein abhi aaye hain. And itni baatein karte ho.’ I was a Test cricketer back then. I had played Test matches in 2006-07. Then in between I endured a troubled knee which forced me out of action.

Adding further, he says,

I said, ‘Beta, jab tu U-19 khel raha tha na, tera baap Test cricketer tha.’ That’s how I said it. Then if you see carefully, Misbah intervened and he got angry at me. He asked me to keep quiet.

Sohail has forgotten about the incident and has immense respect for Kohli

Sohail then went on to discuss how then India skipper MS Dhoni intervened in the situation and calmed Kohli down.

He says,

‘Side pe ho ja, ye purana chawal hai, tu nahi jaanta isko.’ Kohli then went and stood in one corner.

In that game, Sohail did pick up 5 wickets but still ended up on the losing side.

On the other hand, Kohli was awarded the Player of the Match for his century. Now, Sohail has moved on in his life and this incident.

Says Sohail,

I respect him today because he is a great batter, amazing.

For Pakistan, Sohail has played 9 Tests, 5 T20Is, and 13 ODIs. However, he has been an out-of-favor player for Pakistan.

His last game for his nation was in 2017 but he has not announced his international retirement yet.

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