Virat Kohli’s career is a roadmap for youngsters, he is an institution in himself: Salman Butt

Virat Kohli managed to hit a Test century away from home after more than four years.

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Salman Butt and Virat Kohli
Salman Butt and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Pakistan international Salman Butt lauded Indian star Virat Kohli and stated the cricketer is an institution itself and is an ideal role model for youngsters, who want to make a name for themselves in the international circuit. He also went on to add that the 34-year-old is arguably the fittest cricketer in the world at the moment and thus, he can plan to prolong his career. 

Notably, Kohli is currently representing India against West Indies in the two-match Test series. In the first match, the cricketer missed a well-deserved century but in the second, he managed to stick around and finally managed to hit a Test century away from home after more than four years. Meanwhile, Butt lauded his ability to perform under pressure and called him a brilliant example for every upcoming cricketer.

“Looking at Virat Kohli's fitness, he can continue playing. He has been scoring runs, and he is not just fit but one of the fittest players in the world. He could very well be the fittest cricketer. He is someone who is an institution in himself. His career is a roadmap for youngsters. Be it his nutrition, commitment, dedication, and ability to thrive under pressure, he is a brilliant example,” Butt said while talking on his YouTube channel.

It seems as if India are playing against a minnow team: Butt

After a dominating win in the first match, India once again established their authority with the bat in the second and final Test of the series against West Indies. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave the team a perfect start as Kohli and Jadeja later took the matter into their own hands and helped the team score 438 runs in the first innings.

Speaking about their performance, Butt stated that he feels like India are playing against a minnow team. Furthermore, he added by saying that the hosts can only give some competition if they manage to score around 350-375 runs in their first innings.

“It has just been one-sided dominance so far. It seems as if India are playing against a minnow team. If West Indies somehow manage to get to 350 or 375, only then could we get to see some sort of contest. However, India are a superior bowling side. West Indies have the talent, but the batters tend to play extravagant shots once in a while, causing their downfall,” Butt said.

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