Who Is Sohail Khan All You Need To Know About Pakistani Cricketer Who Gave Controversial Statement On Virat Kohli

2008 saw Sohail make his ODI and T20I debuts. In February 2009, Sohail Khan's debut match was against Sri Lanka. The assertion made by Sohail that he was a Test cricketer when Virat Kohli was a U-19 player is wholly untrue.

During the India vs. Pakistan group match of the 2015 ICC World Cup in Melbourne, former Pakistan pacer Sohail Khan made a startling admission about his altercation with top Indian batter Virat Kohli. Khan alleges that MS Dhoni and Misbah ul Haq intervened after his remark forced Virat Kohli to stop talking permanently.

What Happened on the Field?

When Virat arrived, he said, "Cricket mein abhi aaye hain”, and you speak so much for someone who has just come, “itni baatein karte ho”. “Son, when you were playing Under-19 for India, your father was a Test player”, he added. Misbah then intervened and became enraged with me. On the Nadir Ali Podcast, Sohail stated, "He urged me to keep silent.”

Sohail Khan used to play Test cricket  in 2006 and 2007. He dealt with a problematic knee that rendered him inactive. 

Despite Sohail Khan's spectacular 5-wicket haul, which included the then-Indian vice-captain, Virat Kohli's 107 helped India reach 300/7. In response, Pakistan was troubled by the bounce and pace of Mohammed Shami, who took 4 wickets, including those of veterans Younis Khan, Misbah, and Shahid Afridi to break their batting as India went on to win the group game and maintain their perfect record against their bitter rivals in the 50-over World Cup.

Who is Sohail Khan?

Sohail Khan, a resident of Karachi but a native of the NWFP's Malakand Agency, had a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy debut first-class season in 2007–08 that few Pakistanis have ever matched.

In his first nine games for Sui Southern Gas Corporation (SSGC), the right-arm fast-medium bowler collected 65 wickets, including up to eight five-wicket hauls.

He broke Fazal Mahmood's long-standing national record for finest haul (15 for 76) with his second of two ten-wicket match hauls of 16 for 189. He made his international debut against Zimbabwe in January 2008 thanks to the performances, which propelled him out of obscurity.

He is known as Sohail Pathan in the public eye and, like many other famous people from Karachi, is a graduate of the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy (RLCA). After relocating to Karachi, he was initially noticed during a fast bowler talent search.

Latif came upon him during a period playing club cricket and promptly took him in and helped him develop his impressive raw potential. That stent had remarkable results.

Some known facts about Sohail Khan, he failed to pick up a wicket on his Test debut in Karachi in early 2009, and he was forced to wait more than two years for another opportunity. 

His Test career appeared to be ended after he struggled in that match, but he was brought back for the Edgbaston Test in 2016 and responded with a significantly better performance.

When did Sohail Khan make his test debut?
Sohail made his cricket test debut on 21 February 2009. 
Which state Virat Kohli belongs to?
Into a Punjabi Hindu household, Virat Kohli was born on November 5th, 1988 in Delhi. Prem Kohli, his father, was a criminal defence attorney, and Saroj Kohli was a stay-at-home mom.