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Pakistan pace bowler Sohail Khan has revealed that the greatest moment of his international career came against India in the 2015 World Cup.
Sohail took a five-wicket haul during the match, and dismissed Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane.
The 34-year-old, who last played for Pakistan in September 2017, admitted that his five-for was made all the more special since it came during a World Cup, and that he got the key wicket of Kohli.
“There are a few memorable moments that I cannot forget as they brought me so much joy,” he told PakPassion. “The first was the time when I took five wickets against India in the 2015 World Cup game in Adelaide. This was special because I had challenged myself and others to accomplish this task and I was able to do it and also picked up the prize wicket of Virat Kohli as well.”
In addition to his five-wicket haul against India, Sohail added that dismissing former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in the same tournament and taking a five-for against England at The Oval in 2016 rank among his most memorable moments.
“In the same tournament, I claimed the crucial wicket of AB de Villiers which was important for our victory in that game,” he said. “Then of course, the performance in the 4th Test at The Oval against England in 2016 where I took five wickets in England’s first innings is also a proud moment for me.
“It was even more special because not only did my performance help in squaring the series, it also contributed towards Pakistan’s rise to the number one position in the ICC Test Rankings.”