Inzamam-ul-Haq blasts James Anderson for comments on Virat Kohli
Karachi: Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq slammed England paceman James Anderson for his comments criticising Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli's batting techniques.
The Pakistan batting great suggested Anderson to first take wickets in India before taking a dig on Indian skipper's capabilities as a batsman.
Recently, Anderson had stated that Kohli's technical deficiencies weren’t exposed in the ongoing India vs England series, which the hosts have already won 3-0 with one match to go, as the Indian pitches don’t offer much pace and bounce.
"I am quite surprised to hear that Anderson is questioning Kohli's runs and ability as I haven't seen him taking too many wickets in India," said Inzamam.
"Does Anderson mean that scoring runs in England gives you a certificate of being a quality batsman? Don't the England and Australian batsmen struggle to score when they play in the sub-continent? Does that prove that they are bad players or weak teams. I don’t believe in the philosophy of scoring runs on certain grounds to be tagged a good batsman. For me, runs are runs when it comes to Test matches," the former Pakistan skipper added.
Earlier, Indian spinner R Ashwin also had an on-field brawl with Anderson after he had questioned Kohli's techniques in a press conference at the end of Day 4 of Mumbai Test, which India went on to win with a huge margin of an innings and 39 runs.
Well, after coming across Inzi's comments, Anderson surely would have understood that speaking foul against Kohli can draw you lots of criticism from all corners of the cricketing world as the Indian run-machine shares a great fan following not only in his country but across the globe.