Virat Kohli will be leading Team India in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Just like Kohli the batsman, the Indian fans will be hoping something extraordinary from Kohli the captain as well as India will be aiming to win their third World Cup crown at the 'Mecca of Cricket', Lord's on July 14. Kohli has already won a World Cup as a player in 2011 and now he will be hoping to add another feather in his cap as a captain. India are all set to begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.
However, before Kohli & Co. begin their campaign against the Proteas, one of the star players of the opposition team has come out and taken a dig at 'King Kohli'. No, he is neither his good friend AB de Villiers or Faf du Plessis, but one of his biggest bowling rivals. Any guesses? He is none other than fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.
The young fast bowler has gone on to say that it is completely difficult to understand Kohli as a person and that his behaviour makes him look immature. At the same time, Rabada has also added that Kohli can be seen venting out his frustrations on the field, but cannot take it when he is at the receiving end, Rabada told a media publication when he was asked about his IPL face-off with Kohli. The youngster said that Kohli had a word with him after hitting him for a boundary during a game, but when someone reacts back, then the Indian skipper gets angry. He also said that he is clueless about Kohli.
However, Rabada hailed Kohli as a phenomenal player, but someone who could not take the abuse. The 24-year-old's dig at Kohli has made it a perfect ingredient for what is expected to be a blockbuster face-off at Southampton.
South Africa were humbled by England in the curtain-raiser at the Kennington Oval on Thursday. They will now be locking horns against Bangladesh on Sunday before the clash against the 'Men In Blue three days later.