Sunil Gavaskar draws comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sir Donald Bradman
Kohli has been on a rampage this year plundering centuries.
Published - Oct 27, 2018 4:57 pm | Updated - Oct 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Former Indian opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar has drawn comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sir Donald Bradman saying that the Indian skipper is expected to score a century everytime he walks out on the pitch to bat. Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal also recently labelled the Indian captain as ‘inhuman’ after he bagged his 37th ODI century and his third consecutive in India. Along with this, he also rewrote the record books by becoming the fastest player to score 10,000 runs in the format.
Completely agreeing with Tamim, Gavaskar has also drawn comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sir Donald Bradman and hailed him for his consistency across all the formats.
“Kohli’s consistency is beyond phenomenal but what is more important is how he reads the situation and what the team needs and so adjusts his game accordingly”, wrote the original little master in his column for the Times of India.
“When he walks out to bat, there is not the slightest doubt that he is going to score a hundred and the only time this kind of feeling previously generated was when the one and only Sir Don walked out to bat”, he added.
Even in Bradman’s case, it was as if every time the Australian walked out to the pitch, holding his bat, he would at least score a century. Kohli’s sensational form has left him rewriting all the record books and steering himself in a lightning fast mode towards his idol Sachin Tendulkar.
Opposition teams get intimidated by the presence of Kohli
Sunil Gavaskar also admitted felt that these days the opposition teams are even afraid to make an eye contact with him as it might push him further towards his hunger for runs.”Sir Don was reputed to walk jauntily in to bat while Virat walks in with a purposeful swagger and none of the opposition wants to make eye contact with him.
“Yes, he is human when India are fielding for that’s when you see the emotions come through as the game ebbs and flows”, he added further. The 29-year-old will equal former South African captain Ab de Villiers’ record of three consecutive centuries if he breaches the three-figure mark at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday.
~Written by Aayushmaan Vishwanathan