Michael Vaughan rates Virat Kohli above Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in ODIs

The world was in awe of the Indian skipper as he struck another sublime ton in the third ODI in Ranchi.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli seems to be batting in a different zone altogether. On Friday, he churned out his 41st ODI ton. The 30-year-old is now just eight away from Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds. It was the Indian skipper’s second century on the trot. The Delhi-born scored a fabulous 123 off 95 balls as he helped India get close to Australia’s total of 313 after they were reduced to 27/3.

Apart from Kohli, only one batsman crossed the 30-run mark. Vijay Shankar’s 32 was the next best score as none of the Indian batsmen could lend him any sort of support and eventually, the hosts lost by 32 runs. Kohli scored 16 boundaries and one six in his 95-ball stay at the crease.

Michael Vaughan who is a big Virat Kohli-fan took to Twitter and expressed his excitement. He termed Kohli as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). During Virat’s innings in Ranchi, Vaughan tweeted, “The 🐐 is at it again … #Virat.” A fan replied to the former England skipper’s tweet asking him whether he rates Kohli above the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Don Bradman. Vaughan replied in affirmative as he said that in ODI cricket, Kohli is above the rest.

Here is Vaughan’s tweet

Virat Kohli possesses a constant quest for excellence: Sanjay Bangar

Virat Kohli’s hunger and constant quest for runs are remarkable. Everyone knows that there are very few in the game who can match his work ethic. The world was in awe of the Indian skipper as he struck another sublime ton in the third ODI in Ranchi. India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar admitted that Kohli is on the lookout for areas on which he can improve. Hence, it is something that makes him one of the best batsmen in the world.

“He’s somebody who constantly looks out on an area for improvement and he does that on a regular basis. Probably that’s the reason why he has raised the game to such a level. The constant quest for excellence that Virat possesses is a phenomenal factor. It’s an example for any aspiring youngsters to follow,” Bangar said in the post-match press conference after India’s loss in Ranchi.

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