Ishant Sharma related a humorous event involving Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan during his commentary of the India-West Indies Test series. Ishant described how Amir Khan jokingly declared his career was ended after Virat Kohli lost a catch against New Zealand in the second Test match in February 2014. Notably, after this game, where Virat lost the catch of Brendon McCullum, who went on to hit 300 runs, Zaheer declared his retirement from international cricket. Scroll down to read details what did Zaheer Khan Talks On Virat ‘You’ve Ended My Career’ Incident.
Zaheer Khan On Virat ‘You’ve Ended My Career’ Incident
Speaking on “JioCinema,” Ishant shared the humorous remarks made by Zaheer, who displayed his playful side by giving Kohli the drop catch and telling him his career is over. Unfortunately, as things turned out, despite scoring five runs in that innings, fitness problems accrued over time meant Zaheer Khan’s significant career for India had come to an end.
New Zealand scored 680/8 in Wellington before declaring the second innings.
Ishant narrated story as, “In New Zealand, we were performing. I recalled that this occurred around lunchtime when Virat Kohli lost a catch and Brendon McCullum had achieved 300 runs. When Virat apologised to Zak, Zak responded, “No worries, we’ll get him out.” Zak reassured Kohli not to worry when he apologised once more during tea. When Kohli apologised on the third day over tea, Zak exclaimed, “You’ve ended my career!”
Sharma’s statement was clarified by Zaheer, who also claimed to have told Virat about the last time a dropped catch resulted in a 300-run innings. They also made light of the possibility that Ishant may offend Kohli by bringing up this incident. Ishant was certain that Kohli wouldn’t mind.
Speaking about the incident, Zaheer said, “I never said that. According to what I indicated, there were only two players. The first was Kiran More, who eliminated Graham Gooch and scored 300. Virat Kohli then dropped a catch, resulting in someone scoring 300. He then instructed me not to speak in such manner, obviously because he wouldn’t have felt good about it. The runs were scored because the catch was dropped.”