Mushfiqur doesn't sledge Kohli, Kohli does

Mushfiqur Rahim being the wicket keeper can see the batsman very closely. Mushfiqur also has the responsibility of keeping the fielders in mind by talking all the time on the field. Not only that

Oct 19, 2023 - 13:01
Oct 19, 2023 - 13:07
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Mushfiqur Rahim being the wicket keeper can see the batsman very closely. Mushfiqur also has the responsibility of keeping the fielders in mind by talking all the time on the field. Not only that, the opposing batsman also has to do sledging. If there is a distraction, it increases the chances of getting out! So, has Mushfiqur ever sledged Virat Kohli?
The issue of Mushfiqur's sledging of Kohli does not come up suddenly. Bangladesh will face India today at 2:30 PM Bangladesh time at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Naturally, this topic of Mushfiq-Kohli can come up. Will Mushfiq be seen sledging Kohli from behind the wicket today? probably not Mushfiq himself said that it would not be right to do that at least in Kohli's case. It will cause more damage. Because, Mushfiq thinks that sledging motivates Kohli to play better.

Indian TV channel Star Sports called Mushfiq Kohli a 'competitive player' who wants to win every match. Mushfiqur also loves to face India and Kohli. About sledging Kohli, the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman said, 'Some batsmen like sledging, it motivates them more. I never sledge him (Kohli) because that gives him more motivation. Always tell the bowlers, get him out as quickly as possible.'

Mushfiqur is not sledging Kohli, Kohli is silent? Does Kohli sledging Mushfiqur when he bats? Mushfiq also answered this question. And this answer explained Kohli's mentality on the field, 'Whenever I play against him (Kohli), he always sleds me when I come down to bat. Because he is a very competitive player. No one wants to lose a match. It's great to compete with him and to face the challenge of playing against him and India.'

Kohli has a great record in ODIs against Bangladesh. Scored 807 runs with 4 centuries at an average of 67.25 in 15 matches. But Kohli's record against Shakib is not that good. Kohli has scored 140 runs off Shakib's 148 balls in 11 ODI innings so far. He got out five times. Mushfiqur scored 665 runs in 24 innings against India at an average of 31.65.

Bangladesh has played 3 matches in the World Cup so far and lost 2 of them. Won against Afghanistan, lost against England and New Zealand. Bangladesh won the ODI series by 2-1 at home against India last year. Bangladesh also won the Asia Cup last month against India.

Before today's match, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe said, 'We have had success against India in recent times. But this is the World Cup. Here the competition is different. Hopefully, we can play our own game.

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