Former India cricketers VVS Laxman and Gautam Gambhir lavished reward on Indian skipper Virat Kohli, for changing into the primary batsman to attain 20,000 worldwide runs in a decade. Kohli, who grew to become the quickest batsman to attain 12,000 ODI runs on Wednesday, has smashed 22,074 runs in worldwide cricket since making his debut in 2008. The right-handed cricketer can also be the quickest batsman to attain 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 ODI runs.
Laxman admitted he himself had doubted Kohli and felt that at one stage the Indian skipper will burn out, however was stunned after seeing his willpower on the sphere.
“Oh yeah, phenomenal! I think, the way he has played in each and every series, the kind of intensity he has maintained each and every day, when he’s on the cricket field is unbelievable,” Laxman mentioned on Star Sports present Cricket Connected.
“Because at some stage I thought that will be the biggest challenge for Virat Kohli, at some stages he will burn out, but not even once we have seen that energy drop-down when Virat is on the cricket field, whether he is batting or he is fielding,” he added.
Laxman additionally praised Kohli for his artwork of chasing the targets, and mentioned the Indian skipper relishes the stress and obligations.
“And under pressure, because if you see his one-day record, how many hundreds did he get while chasing and then you know that you’ve got a target to achieve, there’s always a scoreboard pressure on him, but he relishes pressure, he relishes responsibility and that’s what gets the best out of him,” Laxman mentioned.
Gambhir echoed the feelings and could not maintain himself from praising the Indian skipper.
“You can take anything, you can actually do whatever you want, but the best feeling in the world is, when you score that last run and come back to your hotel room and you’re so satisfied that you’ve done something for your country, what you were meant to do,” Gambhir mentioned.
“So probably, all those combinations have made him what he is, and hats off to him, he’s scored more than 20,000 runs, centuries all that,” he added.
Kohli and boys registered their first win on Australian soil this summer time on Wednesday, once they gained the third ODI of the three-match collection.
And will now lock horns within the three-match T20I collection, which will get underway on Friday.
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