Kohli would claim most batting records when he retires: Sunil Gavaskar
Published - Feb 12, 2017 9:45 pm | Updated - Feb 13, 2017 12:28 pm
Virat Kohli has been having the time of his life since becoming the captain of the Indian Test side. He recently became the only player in cricketing history to score double hundreds in four consecutive Test series. He has been grabbing heaps of praises from the cricketing fraternity for his consistent run across all formats.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has been highly vocal in applauding the modern master and once again has poured his appreciations for him. In his column for the Times of India, he hailed Kohli’s form and said that he would claim most of the batting records that exist.
“Virat Kohli continues his run spree, and while his double hundred against Bangladesh will come up for ranking only next week, there is no doubt that the Indian skipper is in the form of his life. The way he is moving into the shots, his balance at the crease, his hunger for big hundreds, indicates that by the time he finishes playing the game, most batting records would be his”, the former opening batsman wrote.
He also talked about the rate at which Kohli scores allows the bowlers enough time to dismiss the opposition. “It is also his rate of scoring that is so good, for that allows the team to pile on the runs quickly and gives his bowling unit that much more time in which to get the 20 opposition wickets”, he added.
Kohli already has notched up 43 centuries in international cricket at the age of 28. The whole cricketing world does not seem to stop considering him being the one who could get close to Sachin Tendulkar’s batting records. The giant strides that he has taken in the last year have given more air to the claims.
He is currently the number one batsman in T20 cricket, ranked number 2 in Test cricket and number 3 in ODI cricket. He is the only batsman in the world to be amongst the top 3 ranked players across all three formats. His lovely form with the bat is only getting better with time and it’s not too surprising that the greats of the game consider him as the best batsman in the world currently.