Sania Mirza heaps praise on Kohli’s ability to back his aggression
Published - Dec 23, 2016 7:25 pm | Updated - Dec 23, 2016 7:25 pm
Tennis ace Sania Mirza is never short of words when it comes to her opinions on cricket. The Indian tennis superstar has been in a tremendous form on the tennis court. She is one of the leading tennis players in WTA rankings in Women’s doubles. Her connection with cricket is not new. Sania, wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, has often shown her ardent support for the Indian cricket team. In a recent conversation with the Times of India, Sania Mirza heaped praise on Indian Test captain Virat Kohli.
Kohli has been in sublime form with the bat this year. He was phenomenal in the World T20 and the IPL. He translated his good form from the shorter format of the game to the longest format with ease. He successfully led India to convincing series wins over West Indies, New Zealand and England in Tests. His heroics were commendable too.
In the recently concluded England series, he amassed 655 runs in 5 Tests to help India seal a 4-0 win over the visitors. He has been drawing praises from all fronts. Sania Mirza is no exception. The tennis sensation believes it is Virat’s aggression that works in his favor. More importantly, he has the ability to back his aggression with consistent performances.
“I really admire the way Virat is. His aggression is amazing. And he backs it up with performances and I think that’s the most important thing,” quoted Sania in a conversation with Times of India.
She further added that had Kohli not been so aggressive, he would not have been this successful. She rightly cited that in order to be successful, the athletes must be competent and aggressive all the time.
“We want world beaters, leaders in sport, world champions but we don’t want them to be aggressive. We want them to be docile and mild. It doesn’t work that way. I don’t think Virat would be the athlete that he is, if he was not aggressive,” the tennis player conceded.