Team India skipper Virat Kohli is arguably the greatest modern-day batsman. He has made scoring runs look like a cakewalk doing it day in and day out. Recently, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara paid the ultimate tribute to Virat Kohli saying he has the quality to be among the greatest.
Since his debut in 2008, Kohli is the most consistent batsman across the formats. He has hit a staggering 70 centuries and 104 half-centuries in international cricket. With 43 tons to his name, he is second in the list of most centuries in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar. He is also the only cricketer to average above 50 in all three formats.
Kumar Sangakkara heaps praise on Virat Kohli
Kumar Sangakkara, who is the President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), recently showered heaps of praise on Virat Kohli. The former cricketer believes it is Kohli’s dedication and fitness skills which set him apart from the rest in the business. Sangakkara also said that the talismanic run-scorer can be the greatest after Sir Don Bradman.
“Virat is phenomenally fit. I know, and I have seen and heard of his amazing commitment and dedication to being the best that he can be, both on and off the field—physically, mentally and skill-wise,” Sangakkara on The RK Show.
“He has the opportunity to become maybe the greatest after the Don,” he added.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli didn’t have a great outing in the New Zealand tour. He managed to score only one half-century in 11 innings where India lost the Test and ODI series after scripting a whitewash in the T20Is.
The No. 1 ODI batsman will be itching to get on the field and resume his routine after the ongoing lockdown ends. Notably, there has been no cricket played in the last few months owing to the coronavirus outbreak. While the game looks to resume in some places, it is unlikely to resume in India soon.