“I Feel His Best Will Come Again”, Salman Butt Backs Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli(Image: BCCI)

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt praises Virat Kohli and strongly believes Virat is yet to reach the peak of his career.

Salman Butt Backs Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli will be seen in action during the Australia tour of India 2023 where both teams will play 4 Tests and 3 ODIs.

Virat Kohli who struggled to regain his form for a very long time announced his comeback with an impressive century against Afghanistan during the Asia Cup 2022.

Virat Kohli continues his aggression in the following matches and smashed 3 ODI centuries and proved the world why he is considered one of the best cricketers. At present, Virat Kohli has a total of 74 centuries in international cricket which is the second-highest in the overall list.

Virat Kohli registered his 45th ODI hundred in a match against Bangladesh
Virat Kohli registered his 45th ODI hundred in a match against Bangladesh(Image: BCCI)

However, Butt feels that Kohli’s “best is yet to come” and compared him to former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara.

“Virat Kohli’s best is yet to come. Although he has become fluent (after a lean patch), he is yet to be back to his full flow. He had golden years in which he was unstoppable. When you look at Kumar Sangakkara’s career, the way he played towards the end of it was just amazing. He didn’t play in the same fashion when he was young. This has been the case with so many players,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.

However, Butt suggested that the star batter needs to alter a few things in order to unleash his best.

“In modern day cricket, the volume of cricket has increased. So, the excessive amount of international cricket takes a toll on a player. Smart players choose their format and focus on that. Once that happens, they can continue with same class. So, it’s up to Kohli when it comes to deciding on his future. But I feel his best will come again,” he added.

The first match of the Border-Gavaskar Test 2021-22 will be played on February 9 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.