On Monday, August 21st, Indian pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar light-heartedly teased Virat Kohli, the acclaimed Indian batting superstar, about his bowling skills. In a playful manner, Kumar even jested that if Kohli hadn’t pursued a career in cricket, he might have excelled in the world of WWE wrestling.

Kohli, widely recognized as a contemporary cricket legend for his remarkable batting achievements, currently stands alone as the only active player with the highest number of centuries across all formats, an impressive total of 76 centuries. He’s also closing in on Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI record for the most centuries in that format, requiring just three more centuries to surpass Tendulkar’s historic record of 49 ODI hundreds.

Commemorating his 15-year journey in international cricket, Kohli has amassed an outstanding total of 25,582 runs across formats in 501 matches, maintaining an average of 53.63. This remarkable tally includes an impressive 76 centuries and 131 half-centuries.

The humorous incident unfolded at the CEAT awards ceremony held in Mumbai, where Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared a couple of playful comments about Virat Kohli. In a light-hearted jab at Kohli’s bowling prowess, Kumar amusingly remarked, “Virat Kohli thinks he’s the best bowler in the team. We’re always a bit nervous when he takes up bowling, fearing he might end up injuring himself due to his unique bowling action.”

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Adding to the playful banter, Kumar playfully suggested an alternative career avenue for the 34-year-old cricket sensation, saying, “Had he not chosen cricket, he could have possibly carved a path as a wrestler.”

While Kohli was part of the Indian squad during the West Indies tour, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who boasts an impressive international record spanning 21 Tests, 121 ODIs, and 87 T20Is, hasn’t been in action since November 2022.