Virat Kohli has the talent to become India's most successful cricketer: Amay Khurasiya

Alongside praising Kohli, he rued on not getting a proper chance during his playing days

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Captain Virat Kohli of India leaves the field. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Former Indian cricketer Amay Khurasiya was excited at the prospect of watching Virat Kohli. While the Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game was a low scoring encounter, he got to witness the RCB skipper in action.

The former left-hander described Kohli and AB De Villiers in action as equivalent to watching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in his own hometown. Alongside praising Kohli, he rued on not getting a proper chance during his playing days.

I was mighty impressed by his double hundred in the Indore Test

Khurasiya remarked that Virat Kohli possessed the talent to go on and become India’s most successful cricketer. Speaking about his double hundred against New Zealand last year, Khurasiya was highly impressed with the quality of his batting.

“Kohli has the talent to become India’s most successful cricketer ever. I was mighty impressed by the double hundred he scored in the Indore Test against New Zealand in 2016 without hitting a single six; that was just a few months after scoring four hundred in the IPL.” He was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

Captain Azharuddin had no answer when I asked if I should’ve been considered for a game or two

Representing India in 11 One Day Internationals, the left-handed batsman was a part of the 1999 World Cup squad. However, he didn’t get to play a single game back then. Khurasiya also felt that he should’ve debuted much earlier since he had a decent outing against the English side during 1993.

“It was very frustrating. I could have been considered for a game or two. I asked captain Mohammed Azharuddin why I wasn’t; he had no answer. I believe I could have made my India debut long before that. In 1993, I had scored a hundred against Graham Gooch’s England for India Under-25 at Cuttack.”

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