Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh has claimed that Indian captain Virat Kohli possesses the best technique among the current cricketers in the world. Waugh has stated that a big occasion player like Virat Kohli can survive anywhere and in any condition with the kind of game he has. In the recently concluded Test match against England at Edgbaston, Kohli scored a brilliant 149 in the first innings followed by a 51 in the second bringing India close to a memorable victory. After his heroics in the first Test, he became the seventh Indian batsman and the first since Sachin Tendulkar (in June 2011) to top the ICC Test batsman rankings. Kohli’s extraordinary run of form in the last few years earned him respect from all the cricketing nations around the globe. Drawing comparisons with former greats such as Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Vivian Richards, and Javed Miandad, Waugh stated that Kohli is a big occasion player and has shown all the traits of a great batsman. … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli has best technique among current cricketers, believes Steve Waugh
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News 14 // 10 Aug 2018, 12:08 IST SHARE India's glorified batsman and their current skipper, Virat Kohli has surged past Australia's Steve Smith to sit atop the batsman's rankings in Test Cricket.After the little-master Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli is the only Indian batsman to have achieved this prestigious milestone. Following his remarkable show at Edgbaston, he dethroned his Australian counterpart, Smith, who has been the reigning No.1 Test batsman for more than 24 consecutive months.As a result, the Indian star has drawn a lot of praise from cricketing experts and former legends from around the globe, though, not more than the one from another Australian legend, Steve Waugh.But even before Kohli became the finest batsman across the format, Waugh had felt that the batsman's flawless technique and gallant approach towards the game makes him the best in the business.Waugh couldn't help but compare the 29-year old with legends like Brian Lara, Sachin … [Read more...] about Steve Waugh holds Virat Kohli in high regard
Sachin Tendulkar amassed 15,921 Test runs, averaging 53.78, before he retired at 40. But barring long-term illness or injury, Virat Kohli is on track with 5754 runs at 54.28. The first of the indicators are the world rankings, where 900 points is rated ‘Bradmanesque’ – The Don still holding the record high of 961 points. Tendulkar never reached that dizzy height, with 898 his ceiling, but Kohli and Steve Smith have both well passed the 900 mark. Smith hasn’t played since March, when he copped a 12-month suspension for ball tampering, but even to this day he’s on 929 points as world number two. Since Smith’s suspension, Kohli has been on a spree, accumulating 1257 Test runs at 83.8, with six tons and three half-centuries. This included his 149 and 51 at Edgbaston against England, in the home country’s 1000th Test, out-scoring Jonny Bairstow’s 70 and 28, and Joe Root’s 80 and 14. But England won by 31 runs in an absorbing match. … [Read more...] about Can Virat Kohli pass Sachin Tendulkar as Test cricket’s most prolific run-getter?
Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni has stated that the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli is already close to achieving a legendary status considering his extraordinary performances over the last few years. Kohli recently managed to top the ICC rankings in both Test and ODIs for batsmen. Despite India falling short of the target by 31 runs in the first Test match against England at Edgbaston, Kohli was at the top of his game as he managed to score an aggregate of 200 runs in the match (149 in the first innings and 51 in the second). On the other hand, the rest of the team only managed to score 214 runs between them. Kohli’s heroics in the first Test ensured that the Indian skipper displaced banned Aussie skipper Steve Smith, who had held the top spot since 2015, in the Test rankings. Dhoni was all in praise of Kohli’s excellence and stated that the Indian skipper is very close to being a legend. “He (Kohli) is the best and is already very close to being a legend. … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli not far away from being a legend, claims MS Dhoni
Top 5 / Top 10 62 // 03 Aug 2018, 17:14 IST SHARE After the end of the second day's play of the first Test against England, Virat Kohli must have been a fairly satisfied man. Despite the middle order wobble, India had come within 13 runs of England's first innings total - that wasn't something many would have expected mid-way through the innings.When it comes to match preparations though, the Indian captain has a tendency to take things a little too far. Kohli must have come to the tour of England with a bag of regrets. Firstly, for missing out on his English county stint with Surrey in June due to a disc injury and secondly, for seeing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Wriddhiman Saha on the injured list of players ahead of the first match. A fine century is all that was required for Kohli to conquer the demons of his 2014 England tour in which he managed to score a meager 134 runs in 5 Tests. Four years later, in the first Test of the … [Read more...] about 3 frequent mistakes that Virat Kohli and India need to stop committing