Virat Kohli makes us all look like school boys: Kevin Pietersen
Even in the past, the Englishman has credited his former RCB teammate for his exploits
Updated - Dec 16, 2018 8:17 pm
The ongoing Test match at Perth has generated a lot of interest. Both teams have been quite competitive in their approach. The match still hangs in balance with Australia having a slight edge. The hosts managed to gain control at Perth as they were comfortably placed with a lead of 175 runs and wickets intact.
Earlier in the day, it was Virat Kohli who garnered a lot of applause for his sensational batting. The Indian skipper registered his 25th century in Test cricket. It was also his sixth hundred in Australia. He also became the first ever cricketer to score a hundred in South Africa, England and Australia in the same year.
Virat Kohli makes us all look like schoolboys
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen had huge praises for the Indian captain for his exceptional knock. Even in the past, the Englishman has credited his former RCB teammate for his exploits in international cricket. In fact, Pietersen was also his skipper in the second season of the IPL. Hence, the 38-year-old has been watching Kohli since the early days of his career.
Pietersen took to Twitter as he lauded Virat for his splendid century. He further asserted that Kohli’s sensational form made every other batsman look like a school kid in front of him. The right-handed batsman was also called as the ‘best in this era’ by the former England skipper.
“ANOTHER 100 for Virat Kohli today. He’s making every single one of us that batted before him in international cricket, look like schoolboys! So proud of you, dude!” his tweet read.
ANOTHER 100 for @imVkohli today…he’s making every single one of us that batted before him in international cricket, look like schoolboys!
So proud of you, dude!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) December 16, 2018
Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer in the South Africa and England tour as well. Now, after having opened his account at Perth, the Australians will be wary of the threat he poses. He hit four centuries in the previous tour in 2014 and there’s no reason why he can’t repeat it again. While they managed to restrict him in Adelaide, that’s not going to happen all the time.