In Kohli and AB, you’ve got the Nadal and Federer of the cricket world: Trent Woodhill
What makes these two modern day stars the players to watch out for in each and every game? Well here’s the answer.
Updated - Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
RCB has a disappointing start to the IPL 2018 season with three defeats in the four games they played. But, they have a few positives to take ahead – one is their skipper Virat Kohli’s impressive form and their most dependable batsman AB de Villiers’ explosive batting skills. What makes these two modern day stars the players to watch out for in each and every game? Well here’s the answer.
RCB’s Batting Talent Development and Fielding coach Trent Woodhill feels the RCB skipper Virat Kohli is less likely to play lazy shots because of his fitness level and the sharpness of his mind. He termed Virat Kohli as ‘extremely talented’ in his exclusive chat with Wisden India.
“He’s definitely fitter than he’s ever been. What that allows you to do is under pressure, you’re able to replicate technique and replicate movement patterns. So he’s less likely than others to play a lazy shot or not execute the way he’d like because his fitness and his mind is so sharp. And that’s where that brilliance lies. And he’s extremely talented as well, so it’s not just hard work.”
AB, the smartest when it comes to training
Woodhill went on to add that AB as the smartest player when it comes to training. He compared Kohli and AB with the Tennis legends Nadal and Federer. He justified his comparison by adding that both the players do well in the conditions where other players struggle.
“AB trains smarter than anybody I’ve worked with. In Kohli and AB, you’ve got the Nadal and Federer of the cricket world. AB and Federer share a similar DNA I think, and the same with Nadal and Kohli. The point’s never dead for Nadal, and the point’s never dead for Virat. And AB, he finds a way as Federer does, in conditions where others struggle,” he further added.