“He is great to watch”, Curtly Ambrose Praise Virat Kohli

Curtly Ambrose defines Virat Kohli's batting style
Curtly Ambrose opens up on Virat Kohli's batting style

Former West Indies player Curtly Ambrose praises Virat Kohli over his batting style on the West Indies tour 2023 as he is about to make his 13000 runs in ODI.

Curtly Ambrose Praise Virat Kohli Over his Batting Style

Virat Kohli who is looking to achieve a major milestone is just 102 runs away from completing his 13000 runs in the one-day format.

Former West Indies player Curtly Ambrose described Stalwart batter Virat Kohli’s play as “pleasant to watch” ahead of the second ODI of India’s tour of West Indies.

Kohli didn’t come out to bat in the first ODI but he made his mark in the two-match Test Series with a sizzling ton in the second Test match. Speaking to “Khul Ke” on Youtube, Ambrose described the difference between Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

“Very pleasant to watch, easy on the eyes, can score quickly, without getting aggressive. He is not like a six-hitter person. Not that he can’t do it, he can score as quickly as guys you call six-hitters. But wonderful player as well. He is great to watch,” he said, describing Kohli’s style.

Even though Kohli didn’t bat he made his presence felt by taking a sharp catch to dismiss Romario Shepherd.

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Romario Shepherd’s wicket was notable because the batter went for an expansive shot and paid the price by giving Virat Kohli a chance in the slip. It was an incredible take from the former captain, who kept low and stretched his right palm in a display of quick reflexes.

He is the fourth-highest run-getter in ODI cricket history following legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, and Ricky Ponting.

Sachin Tendulkar (18,426) is the highest run-getter in the history of ODI cricket, followed by Kumar Sangakkara (14,234), Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430) and Virat Kohli (12,898).

If Virat Kohli completes 13,000 ODI runs, he will break Sachin’s record (321 innings) by becoming the fastest batter to ever achieve this record where Virat Kohli has played only 265 innings in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have shared a partnership score of 4998 runs in the ODI format. The duo needs just two more runs to complete a partnership of 5,000 runs in the ODI format. With that, the batting pair will become the pair to record 5,000 runs partnership in the lowest number of matches in the history of cricket.

The Indian pair has played a total of 85 innings as partners, averaging 62.47 where they have scored a total of 18 centuries and 15 half-centuries.

The record of the quickest 5000 runs in ODI cricket as a pair is held by West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes who reached the milestone in 97 innings.

Following them Australia’s Matthew Hayden-Adam Gilchrist stands second in the list with 104 innings and Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan-Kumar Sangakkara with 105 innings.

But, among the pairs who scored over 4000 runs in ODIs, the Kohli-Rohit pair stands on top, averaging more than 60.

When it comes to overall, Kohli-Rohit is on the 8th spot in terms of pairs with the most runs in ODI cricket. The iconic duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly leads the list with 8227 runs as a pair.

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