West Indies speedster Kesrick Williams has recently revealed his rivalry with India captain Virat Kohli in an interview. The duo first came face-to-face three years ago in 2017 when Williams used his signature 'notebook celebration' after dismissing Virat Kohli during a clash in Jamaica.
"Virat Kohli is the first person I did that notebook celebration on in Jamaica. When I did the notebook celebration, I did it because I liked it and I did it for my fans. But Kohli didn't see it that way," Kesrick Williams shared 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."
Since then to T20 series in India in 2019, Kohli took on Williams during the series and he smashed an unbeaten 94 off just 50 deliveries in Hyderabad and during the course of his swashbuckling innings, he also mimicked Williams' notebook 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'," shared 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'."
However, he thinks Kohli heard only ‘can you just bat and shut up' and he didn’t hear the rest because the speedster was walking back in his position. And this resulted in a blitzy knock of Virat Kohli where he beat the pacer really bad.
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