Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez seems to have some issues with star Indian batter Virat Kohli, which can be seen in his recent couple of tweets or on-air statements where he used the term ‘selfish’ for Kohli. Recently, Hafeez came again with a similar sort of stuff in his recent post on X (formerly Twitter), in which he used ‘praise for Ben Stokes’ as a tool to take a dig at Virat Kohli.
“The saviour of the ship Ben Stokes, is good under pressure anchoring the innings where required with aggressive intent to get Maximum runs for the team to win at the end. Sheer example to differentiate the Selfish vs Selfless approach,” wrote Hafeez in X-post after Ben Stokes won ‘Player of the Match award in England’s 160-run win against the Netherlands.
Here’s a look at the X-post by Mohammad Hafeez:
Saviour of the ship @benstokes38 😍👍🏼 Good 💯 under pressure anchoring the innings where required with aggressive intent to get Maximum runs for the team to win at the end. Sheer example to differentiate Selfish vs Selfless approach @MichaelVaughan #ENGvNED #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/ElNmyuK3jv— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 8, 2023
Indirectly, Hafeez’s post was a dig at the former Indian skipper and star batter, Virat Kohli for his knock of 101 runs off 120 balls in the match against South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. However, this dig at Virat Kohli from the former Pakistan star didn’t go down well with the former England skipper and now, the commentator Michael Vaughan.
Vaughan came up with a hard response to Hafeez and the former also mentioned Virat Kohli’s knock categorically, calling it the one that came on a tough track.
“Great innings from Stokesy. Mohammad Hafeez, as was Virats on a difficult pitch in Kolkata against a better attack,” replied Vaughan while quoting Hafeez’s post.
Here’s a look at Michael Vaughan’s reply to Mohammad Hafeez:
Notably, Virat Kohli equalled the world record of 49 ODI centuries, which is to the name of former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar. The same fact has been mentioned by Michael Vaughan while replying to Mohammad Hafeez in the last couple of days.