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I have never seen anyone break records like Kohli: Ravi Shastri

"He has caught up with many greats, playing just half the number of matches. I wonder where will he stop,” quoted Ravi Shastri.

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MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

The newly appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, is known for sharing great camaraderie with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Over the last few months, both gentlemen have often spoken in favor of one another to display the mutual respect that they have. Needless to say, it is very healthy for the Indian team management. In a recent conversation with a Bengali daily, Shastri again heaped praises on Virat Kohli.

Speaking to the Anandabazaar Patrika, Ravi Shastri compared Kohli with former skipper MS Dhoni. He noted that he has been associated with the came for three and a half decades. But he has never seen someone break records at will like Virat Kohli. Sachin Tendulkar was perhaps the only other such case.

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“The way Virat is progressing, he may well catch up with Dhoni. I have been involved with cricket for 35 years as player, commentator and coach. Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, I have never seen anyone break records like Kohli. He has caught up with many greats, playing just half the number of matches. I wonder where will he stop,” quoted Ravi Shastri.

On MS Dhoni

He further had a word of praise for former skipper MS Dhoni as well. Ravi Shastri mentioned that the fact that Dhoni has two world titles to his name is a testimony for his brilliance. He further added that Kohli has the potential to match the heights where Dhoni reached as the captain of the Indian team. He feels that Kohli is heading in the same direction too.

“The guy has won two world titles – a World Cup and a World T20. Beside that, he has also finished runner-up in another World T20. He played in the semi-finals of two other World T20 and World Cups. People often talk about his limited-over record, but compare Dhoni’s Test with any captain and it will show who is the greatest ever. Virat is progressing in the same direction as well,” Shastri noted.

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