Mohinder Amarnath praises Virat Kohli
Mohinder Amarnath along side of Virat Kohli

Former Indian all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath sees the shades of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and legendary batsman Viv Richards in Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Mohinder Amarnath Praises Kohli

The Indian talisman is well known for his aggressive style and he likes to take the bull by its horns like Ricky Ponting and Viv Richards.

“Virat Kohli is a great player and a very good captain also. We shouldn’t be emotional; we have many expectations and when our expectations don’t get fulfilled, we start looking for something on which we can put the blame,” Amarnath was quoted as saying by ANI.

Virat Kohli - Fastest player to reach 22000 international run
Virat Kohli – Fastest player to reach 22000 international run

“Definitely he (Virat) is doing a fantastic job and a player like him comes once in a generation. Cricket will keep on moving forward and when there are so many facilities and you play for a whole year obviously your self-confidence increases. In Virat Kohli, I see both Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting so you can imagine how good a batsman Virat is. And with experience, his performances are improving and it’s important for him to continue as captain.”

Meanwhile, Mohinder Amarnath feels India didn’t get enough time to practice for the World Test Championship final whereas New Zealand was well prepared as they played two Test matches against England before the grand final.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

“Team is balanced but you need practice games to get used to the conditions. So I think maybe they didn’t have the time to prepare for the WTC final but congratulations to New Zealand they are the genuine winners,” Amarnath pointed out.

New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC
New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC

Virat Kohli Batting Stats

MInnRunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test92155754725452.051327356.862772584022
ODI2542451216918359.071306193.17430621140126
T20I898431599452.652272139.04002828590
IPL199191607611337.984659130.415040524205

 

Virat Kohli Bowling Stats

MInnRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test92118400/00/02.880000
ODI2544866541/151/156.22166.25160.2500
T20I891219841/131/138.1449.536.500
IPL1992636842/252/258.89262.7500

 

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