Whereas cricketers can say issues to opponents within the warmth of the second, not too long ago, a Netherlands star revealed what he mentioned to India star when the Males in Orange took on the eventual champions India throughout the 2011 World Cup. After Kohli had received out, Wesley Barresi determined to present him the then teenager a ship off, assuming he will not be capable to make it massive in worldwide cricket. The Netherlands cricketer informed him “we’ll by no means see or hear from you once more”. Nonetheless, Kohli has proved him incorrect by miles by occurring to turn into one of many best cricketers ever to have performed the sport.
“Possibly I received barely cocky that evening, however taking a look at that Indian crew, that they had superstars galore, and Kohli was the teenager, the timing was excellent handy out a little bit of stick. He definitely proved us incorrect,” Barresi mentioned throughout in inteaction on Cricbuzz.
“It was all a part of the second, and we have been fired up. We had them on the ropes, they have been three or 4 down, so we felt like we have been within the recreation slightly. It was a superb alternative to knock India over in India. The ambiance and every thing that was occurring spurred us on a bit, and we would have gotten forward of ourselves,” he mentioned throughout an interplay with Cricbuzz.
Barresi shared his expertise of taking part in in India and taking part in towards the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
“The stadium was utterly packed and painted blue in every single place. I simply keep in mind standing behind the stumps and seeing Sachin Tendulkar proper in entrance of me,” he mentioned.
Within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 too, India will meet Netherlands. Within the round-robin stage of the competitors, the Males in Orange would be the hosts last opponent whom they’ll play on November 12 on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.