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I was very glad to handover the mace to Virat Kohli: Graeme Pollock

Pollock also loved the way India came back after losing the first couple of Tests.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli with Graeme Pollock and Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Graeme Pollock, the former South African cricketer, has showered praises on the Indian captain Virat Kohli for the tremendous job he has done for his team. Recently, the Men in Blue toured South Africa for 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is out of which they won the limited-overs leg quite convincingly. They never allowed the home team to dictate terms and Kohli led from the front always. However, Pollock also feels that cricket needs to admire and respect players like him.

One of the greatest batsmen of all time, Pollock met the Indian captain in Cape Town during the final T20 International of the series and was happy to spend some time with him. He also handed over the Test Championship Mace to Virat Kohli along with yet another legend Sunil Gavaskar.

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He is a wonderful guy

Graeme Pollock termed Virat Kohli as the best player in the world and was in awe of his simplicity after having spoken to him for a brief period of time. “He is a wonderful guy and cricket sure needs people like him to be admired and respected. Kohli has done a tremendous job for India and his focus is simply outstanding. I just love the way he bats. Clearly, he’s the best player in the world and I was very glad to handover the mace to a tremendous player,” he was quoted as saying by Midday.

The 74-year-old also loved the way India came back after losing the first couple of Tests and thumped South Africa on the spiteful Johannesburg pitch. “It was wonderful to watch India and the way they won in the Johannesburg Test and the limited-overs series in South Africa. They dominated SA and deserve their success,” he added.

India fought well in the Test series but a little bit of more application would’ve abled them to cap off a historic tour as they won ODI and T20I series easily.

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