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MIRAN SHAH – Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has said the atmosphere would prevent Virat Kohli from scoring a century in Miran Shah, should the charismatic Indian batsman ever play in the city.
“Kohli is a fantastic player but everyone will make it hard for him to score a century in Miran Shah,” Arthur said while talking to The Dependent.
“Especially if he is escorted by military personnel and plays in a stadium that has heavy contingent guarding the match, with everyone’s main focus on whether or not the match can be safely completed.”
Kohli has scored a century in all nine countries that he has played in, and while Arthur doesn’t want to take anything away from the Indian captain, the South African maintains that he is yet to be tested the way he would be in Miran Shah.
“It’s a completely different ball game. No one in their right mind would call Kohli a flat track bully, but has he ever scored any runs in the tribal areas of one of the most volatile regions in the world?” he exclaimed.
“It is only after he scores a century in Miran Shah that we can truly call him a world class player.”