Caribbean cricket legend Vivian Richards on Tuesday stored acclaim on Indian bad habit skipper Virat Kohli, saying he has as of now turn into an One-Day International (ODI) batting legend.
Richards who was a necessary part of the West Indies’ World Cup-winning squad in 1975 and 1979, additionally recorded Kohli in his rundown of main 10 ODI batsmen.
Richards, considered the most fearsome batsman in the 1980s, put Sachin Tendulkar at the summit spot, took after by comrades Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Clive Lloyd, Australians Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, India’s Virender Sehwag, Australia’s Michael Hussey, South Africa’s A.b. de Villiers and current star Kohli.
“The keep going name on my rundown, yet not the minimum by any methods, is adolescent Virat Kohli. There may be some shock in regards to this pick in light of the fact that he is exceptionally youthful and has a considerable measure of cricket to play still. Anyway in my eyes, he is now fanciful,” Richards said. Kohli has scored 6232 runs in 150 matches, which incorporates 21 hundreds.
“At such an young age he has twice the number of ODI century than in Tests and he is such a sure player in restricted overs. It is not to say he isn’t so in the more extended configuration, however I truly like his forceful style in ODI cricket,” Richards said of the Indian who has recorded 30 fifties and his normal is at 51.50.
Discussing the 26-year-old’s ascent in world cricket, Richards likewise trusted the Indian Test commander would show signs of improvement later on.
“Take a gander at the way he began his vocation, and the batsman he has as of now get to be today, he is essentially great in what small amount time he has played when contrasted with others. He is only going to get better and better, and add to his list of achievements.”