IPL 2023: ‘Get a life’ – Salman Butt backs Virat Kohli, slams ‘narrow-minded attention seeker’ Simon Doull

Doull, who is on commentating duty for the IPL 2023, criticised Kohli for slowing down while nearing his fifty against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Monday, The former New Zealand pacer pointed out that Kohli scored his first 42 runs off 25 balls but took 10 deliveries to score his next eight runs.

Calling Doull an attention seeker, Butt said that players like Kohli, Babar Azam and Kane Williamson are not power-hitters and neither are they insecure to chase a personal milestone. He also took a shot at Doull for not understanding the nuances of batting.

“When he was in Pakistan, he used similar words for Babar Azam. If he had watched the game consciously, he would’ve noticed that Kohli tried to hit Bishnoi three four times but he missed. That is part of the game.

He has 75 centuries in international cricket. He doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone. It’s utter rubbish. He (Doull) has played cricket, but he was a bowler,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.

“Young players often play like this as getting to milestones might secure their place in the team. Why would Kohli do that? This is RCB we are talking about. He is not fighting for his place in the Indian team. He is a world class player.

Get a life. Get out of this narrow-minded thinking. All the big players like Babar, Virat and Williamson are not power-hitters. They put value on their wicket. Maybe he’s trying to get attention,” he added.

Kohli is currently the fifth-highest run-scorer in the IPL 2023. He has scored 164 runs in three matches at an average of 82.00 and a strike rate of 147.74.

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