Steve Waugh calls Virat Kohli a 'Global Superstar'; backs him to break all the records

Steve Waugh calls Virat Kohli a ‘Global Superstar’; backs him to break all the records

Now, this is a huge compliment for the Indian captain.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli celebrates his century. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

There is no doubt that Virat Kohli played one of the best Test knocks of his career at Edgbaston on Thursday. The way he fought for his early on made it even more special. His dedication towards and desire to become successful has made him the best in the world. All the former and current cricketers are busy praising him after the masterclass he put on against England. However, Steve Waugh calling him a global superstar must go down as a huge compliment for the Indian compliment.

Moreover, the situation of the Indian team was literally worse and their captain was witnessing the wickets tumbling standing at the other end. Even he was dropped during the phase when England bowlers were literally breathing fire with every ball. The post-lunch spell from Ben Stokes and James Anderson was the best in the recent times as it threatened to skittle out the visitors.

If the catches of Kohli and Hardik Pandya had not been dropped by Dawid Malan and Alastair Cook respectively, it would’ve been a one-way traffic in the series opener. But as it turned out, the former made them pay and the drop catch cost them a massive 128 runs.

Waugh’s prediction

Steve Waugh is one of the astute readers of the game and he was the captain of the ‘unbeatable’ Australian team during the early 2000s. It takes a special effort to earn a compliment from such a legendary cricketer and Virat Kohli deserves it all the accolades coming his way.

Waugh was thrilled to witness the 149-run heroic knock from Kohli and much like the others, even he couldn’t stop himself from lavishing praise on the Indian run-machine. He called him a global superstar and also predicted that he will break the records in world cricket.

“This guy is a global superstar. Will break all records in world cricket. @virat.kohli #india #ultimatecompetitor #passion,” he wrote in his latest Instagram post while praising Kohli.

Here’s his post:

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