Virat Kohli would end up as one of the best players of all time to have played the game: Ross Taylor

Kohli and Williamson are very similar: Taylor

Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor. (Photo Source: AP Photo/Aman Sharma)

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, in a recent interview, heaped praises for the Indian captain Virat Kohli ahead of the commencement of 3-match ODI and T20I series starting October 22 at Mumbai. Taylor, who has witnessed Kohli taking giant strides from close quarters as a part of the RCB setup, claimed that the ‘Chasemaster’ would end up as one of the best players of all time to have played the game of cricket.

Since 2008, VK has been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore setup with monumental stars playing alongside him one after the other. Be it Kallis, Dravid, Steyn, Misbah, or Gayle, AB de Villiers, Dilshan, Kohli has played with some of the finest the game has ever produced.


One of the stars from the galaxy of RCB was Ross Taylor himself, who had his own brand of popularity with the Bangalore crowd using his iconic slog sweeps, which entertained one and all at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

“I have enjoyed watching Virat grow and have followed his progress from the young player of 2008 for RCB to the player he is now. He and Williamson are very similar. Batsmen who ask questions at a very young age and you can see the class at very young age,” stated Ross Taylor according to his interview with India Times.

“At the end of the day, when you play the game you have to be true to yourself. And I love his aggression which rubs off on other players and as opposition, you know you are in a contest when you play against him. I don’t think it will change with Virat until the time he does retire. He is a fantastic player to watch and one has to be always competitive against him,” added the Kiwi while speaking about Virat Kohli’s aggression and attitude.

On Kohli’s consistency and the responsibility undertaken

“To see him where he is today and the consistency he has and now with the added responsibility of captaining the country that he has taken with both hands. I am sure for the next however long he wants to play, he will be one of the best players of all time to have played the game. Which is high praise for a player of his age,” concluded Taylor.