India chief Virat Kohli said on Thursday it was a "major compliment" to be an objective wicket for England newcomer Jofra Archer at the up and coming World Cup.
Barbados-brought into the world quick bowler Archer, who has awed in the Indian Premier League, was incorporated into England's 15-man squad for the World Cup regardless of having played only three one-day internationals.
The 24-year-old Sussex snappy, fit for bowling at 90 miles 60 minutes (145kmh), praised his incorporation by focusing on rejecting Kohli, long one of the world's driving batsmen, amid the challenge.
"I'd very prefer to get Virat Kohli out in light of the fact that I couldn't in the IPL," Archer disclosed to Sky Sports.
Kohli, who had been recounted Archer's remarks at a chiefs' public interview in London on Thursday, stated: "That is a surprising bit of information to me, news to Morgs (England captain Eoin Morgan) too. I don't generally concentrate on these things.
"I take a great deal of pride in performing admirably for the group and having a major effect on each game I play, so if Jofra said that it's a major compliment as he himself is a world-class bowler."
Kohli included: "And the manner in which he has come through in the IPL in the course of the most recent few years, I have seen him and he's played all round the world and progressed admirably so there's a valid justification why he's been optimized into playing for England in a competition like the World Cup.
"I believe he will be the X-factor since he has all the ranges of abilities and he's altogether different from any other individual.
"He can produce a great deal of pace, which can be scary, and you don't generally expect that from his keep running up.
"He's only an incredible competitor and I'm certain the England group will be charmed to have him and he will energize watch at the World Cup. I for one will watch his bowling since whatever I've seen of him he is extremely amazing."
Britain dispatch the World Cup against South Africa at The Oval on May 30.
With every one of the 10 groups playing each other in the gathering stage, England are booked to play India at Edgbaston on June 30.