Zaheer Abbas terms the current Indian player as a legend

Zaheer Abbas terms the current Indian player as a legend

"I have seen a lot of great Indian players and he is right up there," he said.

Zaheer Abbas
Zaheer Abbas. (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images for Nissan)

The first day of the second Test between India and England was washed out due to the persistent drizzle and the fans had to wait for the intriguing action to begin. Zaheer Abbas, the former Pakistan cricketer, was also one of them as he was about to leave for the ground but had to stay at his home in London because of the rain. Amidst the disappointment of the Test getting delayed, Zaheer praised the Indian captain Virat Kohli as a legend for whatever he has achieved in his career so far.

Kohli’s magical knock of 149 in the first innings and then a resolute 51 in the chase at Edgbaston has left many in his awe. The cricketers around the world have bowled down to him already and have accepted the fact that he is the best batsman in the world currently. Even the ICC rankings depict the same as the most sought cricketer is at the top in Tests and ODIs both.

He is right up there

Zaheer Abbas, while speaking to the Times of India, was all excited to speak about the hottest property in Indian cricket these days. Kohli is all over the place for the way he’s leading his team and no wonder Abbas had some special words for him. “I have seen a lot of great Indian players and he is right up there. I don’t like comparing generations, because each era has its own demands, but Kohli is as good as anybody else,” he said.

Further, he asserted that the Indian skipper is already a legend as he dominates the oppositions with utter ease and bats like he’s never going to do it again. The 71-year-old also expected a lot of good things from Kohli in the near future and felt that he has the ability to go all the way in whatever he does.

“For me, a legend is one who dominates his own generation and Kohli is doing that with a degree of ease. That makes him already a legend. He showed that he can be good in English conditions and I am expecting good things from him,” the Pakistan great added.

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