An old video of the former Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif is going viral where he had made the prediction about Virat Kohli a couple of years ago that once the decline of Virat Kohli starts, he won’t be able to make a comeback after that, like Sachin did.
What Mohammad Asif is explaining in that video is that Virat Kohli is an extremely bottom handed player and such players need to be at the peak of their fitness all the time to perform at their best. Once Kohli’s fitness declines a little bit and he wouldn’t be able to play his bottom handed shots as effectively as he is playing now and he wouldn’t get a lift after that.
The video is two-year-old where Asif is comparing the batting of Kohli with the batting of Babar Azam and Sachin Tendulkar. According to Asif, both Babar and Sachin are top handed players. Many people say Kohli is better than Sachin and he can break the records of Sachin, but Asif predicted in that video that Kohli couldn’t even go close to the records that have been set by Sachin.
Sachin Tendulkar had a bigger range because he was top handed: Mohammad Asif
Asif is of the view that because of the fact that Sachin was top handed and not bottom handed like Kohli, he had the freedom and range to access all areas of the ground, both off the front foot and the back foot. He couple play the cover drive and the on drive, but he could also play the pull and the cut because he was top-handed. The same applies to Babar, he is also not heavily bottom-handed and thus, can access all areas of the ground.
The question that was asked to Mohammad Asif was whom would he pick if he had to pick between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. His answer is now going viral on Twitter as Kohli scored back to back golden ducks in IPL 2022 after coming into the tournament with a slightly shaky form.
— Muhammad Noman (@nomanedits) April 23, 2022