Virat Kohli has the opportunity to become the greatest after Sir Don Bradman: Kumar Sangakkara
He also said that Kohli is one of the best ever he has watched in his life.
Updated - Jun 14, 2020 11:38 am
Virat Kohli and his rise in international cricket has been exceptional ever since he has made his debut at the highest level. A lot of current and former cricketers have bestowed praise on him every now and then for his extreme dedication towards the game. And former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has once again spoken highly of the Indian skipper stating that he has a chance to become the greatest after Sir Don Bradman.
Kohli, who is just 31-years old, has already amassed almost 12000 runs in ODIs and averages 59.3 with as many as 43 centuries. Sooner or later he is expected to break Sachin Tendulkar‘s record of most tons in the 50-over format as well. Moreover, he has 27 centuries in Tests too and is the only cricketer at the moment to average more than in all the three formats of the sport.
Kumar Sangakkara seems convinced that the Indian captain’s insatiable hunger for runs and add to it his tremendous fitness level is set to make him the greatest after Bradman. “Virat is phenomenally fit. I know, and I have seen and heard of his amazing commitment and dedication to being the best that he can be, both on and off the field – physically, mentally and skill-wise. “He has the opportunity to become maybe the greatest after the Don,” the former Sri Lanka captain said on The RK Show.
Virat Kohli is one of the best I’ve ever watched, says Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara highlighted Virat Kohli’s urge to help the team win every game while also adding that the latter is one of the best he has ever watched. Sangakkara also termed the 31-year-old as an old fashioned cricketer and lauded him for his passion towards the sport.
“He’s a rare breed among cricketers. Inspiration wise, one of the best I’ve ever watched in my life, across every format. What I like the most about Virat is his passion, his personality and the fact that he is not scared to show his emotions visible on the field – whether he’s captaining the side or he’s just fighting a line battle, trying to get India to win. He’s an old-fashioned cricketer. Not too many high-fancy shots, but deadly effective,” he further added.