New Delhi: West Indies quick bowler Kesrick Williams lifted the lid on his rivalry with India skipper Virat Kohli in an interview just lately.
The two first got here face-to-face in 2017 when Williams used his signature ‘notebook celebration’ after dismissing Kohli throughout a contest in Jamaica.
“Virat Kohli is the primary individual I did that pocket book celebration on in Jamaica. When I did the pocket book celebration, I did it as a result of I favored it and I did it for my followers.
But Kohli didn’t see it that means,” Williams mentioned in a video interview uploaded on International Cricket Network 360 YouTube channel.
“After the game finished, I went to shake his hands, Kohli said good bowling and he walked off. He didn’t walk off rudely. But it was the end of our greeting.”
Fast-forward two years and Kohli took aside Williams throughout the T20 sequence in India in 2019. He smashed an unbeaten 94 off 50 deliveries in Hyderabad and throughout the course of his innings, additionally mimicked Williams’ celebration.
“As soon as Mr Virat Kohli walked into bat, he walks straight at me and says, ‘the notebook celebration thing is not going to work here tonight. I’m going to make sure it won’t work’,” mentioned Williams.
“Seriously! The episode is back from 2017. Every ball I bowled he said something but I simply responded with ‘mate, just shut up and bat. Really, you sound like a child’,” Williams mentioned.
“But all he heard was ‘can you just bat and shut up’. The half about little one and no matter he didn’t hear as a result of I used to be strolling again.
“That’s all I mentioned however he saved speaking. In the match he beat me actually unhealthy, I received confused, as a result of he received into my head actually and I saved pondering its alright, he received into my head and that’s why he beat me badly,” he added.