IND vs IRE: "Kohli dance dog…" – Salman Butt’s massive take on Virat Kohli’s strike rate debate

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Virat Kohli, Salman Butt


Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has also weighed in on Virat Kohli’s much talked about scoring percentage. The strike rate of India’s batting superstar has been a major talking point for quite some time now.

While he has scored many goals, critics have made sure to target him for his difficulty scoring at a good pace. In last year’s ODI World Cup, he faced criticism from various quarters even after finishing the tournament as the leading run-scorer. While he scored a record 765 runs in the tournament, his strike rate was less than 100.

According to several media outlets, the selectors had also asked Virat Kohli to work on his pace attack so that he can be part of the squad for the ongoing World T20. The former India captain worked on his scoring rate and enjoyed an excellent campaign in this year’s IPL.

He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer, scoring 741 runs with the help of a century and five half-centuries. More than the run tally, his strike rate became the main talking point as he received praise from all quarters for scoring runs at a season-best personal strike rate of 154.69.

Salman Butt on Virat Kohli’s strike rate:

With Virat Kohli’s strike rate being a major talking point, Salman Butt has also shared his views. The former opener defended the likes of Kohli and Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who has also faced criticism for his scoring rate.

“Strike rate is the result of a process and that process is batting on merit. After playing for a long time, a batsman has an answer for every delivery and that becomes part of his muscle memory. But people who They don’t “I have an average of 30 in international cricket and I have never played outside Asia, we are talking about strike rate”, Butt said while speaking on a show.

“Babar is absolutely right in saying that neither he can bat like Saim, nor Saim can bat like him. Babar is the one who will score on nine out of 10 occasions, exactly what Kohli does for India. Aap chahe Kohli dance kare, Babar dance kare with Michael Jackson lage, gaana gayein with Noor Jahan lage, ye nahi ho sakta”, he added.

Meanwhile, India and Pakistan are drawn in the same group for the ongoing T20 World Cup. They will meet on Sunday (June 9) in New York.