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Former players shower praise on Virat Kohli after Mumbai ton

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Virat Kohli is slowly making a name for himself as one of the best batsmen of the game. Kohli carved a magnificent ton in the Mumbai Test against England. By the end of day three, the Indian skipper remained unbeaten on 147 and looks good for more. Kohli had earlier proved his prowess with the bat in the limited overs. Now, the Delhi batsman is making giant strides in the longest format of the game too.

Former cricketers could not agree more to this. Many cricketers took to social media site Twitter to shower praise on Virat Kohli after he brought up his wonderful ton against England. A match ago, Kohli had scored a match-winning 167 too. He has two double hundreds to his name in this calendar year in Tests. The kind of form he is in, he looks set for more. Former English cricketer Mark Butcher took to Twitter to express his awe for the Indian batsman. He wasted very little time in appreciating Virat Kohli. He wrote, “Dayuum, this guy’s good #Kohli.”

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Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie looked awestruck too. He called Kohli as a fantastic player. En route his ton in the first innings of the Mumbai Test against England, Kohli raced past the 1000-run mark in Tests this year. He also reached the 4000 run mark during the knock. Over 2000 of them have come as the captain of the team. No wonder why Jason Gillespie wrote, “He is simply a fantastic player.”

Former English pacer Alex Tudor took the praise to a whole new level. He resurfaced the ever increasing debate about who is the better player between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Both batsmen are surely great servants of the game. They are thorough entertainers and know how to shoulder the responsibility of a billion hopes. Alex Tudor asked his fans on the Twitter handle to pick one as a better player. He wrote, “Who is the better player…this could be interesting. Both #differentgravy. Kohli or Tendulkar.”

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