I believe we haven’t seen the best of Kohli yet: Brett Lee
He also picked his favourites Indian bowler.
Published - Aug 3, 2017 5:17 pm | Updated - Aug 3, 2017 5:17 pm
Veteran Australian seamer Brett Lee expressed his admiration for the Men in Blue in a recent interview. The 40-year-old heaped praises of the Indian bowlers and expressed the confidence that he holds in them. Lee also spoke about Indian captain Virat Kohli and stated that the mental strength of the skipper makes him a ‘world-class player’.
Lee and his son are huge fans of Kohli, the seamer revealed, just like they were of Sachin Tendulkar back in the day. He also picked his favourites Indian bowler. The Aussie legend stated that a fully fit Mohammed Shami impressed with his pace and length. He also praised the young Gujarat pacer Jasprit Bumrah for bearing a unique style in his deliveries. Overall, Lee admired the consistency of Virat Kohli’s men and hoped that injury doesn’t hamper the performance of the team.
Lauding the Indian skipper as a cricketer, he said, “His hunger to score runs game after game and his mental strength makes Virat a world-class player. I believe we haven’t seen the best of Kohli yet. ”
“We all know the type of player Virat is, and his technique is impeccable. There has been a lot of media hype around him nicking deliveries (outside the off-stump) but that was a few years ago. He has certainly changed that, and tightened up his technique,” Lee further added.
Brett Lee in India
Apart from the Indian team, the right-handed seamer applauded 17-year-old Washington Sundar, who impressed everyone with his performance in the TNPL while playing for Albert TUTI Patriots.
Lee is currently in India as part of the commentary team in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). He has been associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the past few years. However, the Aussie refuted from making any comments when asked about the pay dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers’ Association.