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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur's new challenge for India's record machine Virat Kohli

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 7, 2018, 4:22 pm IST
Updated Feb 7, 2018, 4:22 pm IST
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur praised Kohli for his world-class ability but threw up a new challenge for the India skipper.
The India talisman has now scored a century against all the nine nations he has faced so far in his career.(Photo: AFP)
 The India talisman has now scored a century against all the nine nations he has faced so far in his career.(Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the most elite batsmen in modern cricket. Regardless of the opposition or the venue, the India skipper always finds a way to sneak out runs and in the process, keeps shattering records at a staggering pace.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur praised Kohli for his world-class ability but threw up a new challenge for the India skipper.  

 

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“Kohli is a fantastic player but our team will make it hard (for him) to score a century there (Pakistan). It has been a great pleasure to watch Kohli scoring against all teams and it is always enjoyable to watch his batting. However, our bowlers will not make it easy for him to score there,” Arthur was quoted saying by Times Now.

The 30-year-old notched up his 33rd ODI ton in Durban during the first ODI of the six-match series on Thursday. That saw the Indian talisman notch a century against all the nine nations he has faced so far in his career.

 

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India last hosted Pakistan during 2012-13 but since then, the two nations have not faced each other due to political tensions creeping up. Since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, which saw 9 of their players injured, security concerns have grown in the nation. But Arthur was hopeful of an Indo-Pak clash at home in the future.

“Hopefully, India will come to play in Pakistan,” the former South Africa cricketer added.

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