Former Indian captain Kapil Dev, during an event in Delhi, made a big statement on Virat Kohli when he compared him with two legends of the game. Kapil went on saying that Kohli is the best batsman he has seen playing the game of cricket.
“Virat Kohli best batsman I’ve ever seen. He’s a combination of Viv Richards & Sachin Tendulkar.”
Appreciating Kohli’s fitness, Kapil said that his fitness levels are at par with the players from South Africa and Australia.
Virat has been in one supreme form for the last 2 years almost and has not shown any sign of chunk in his armory. He has worked a lot on his game, trained hard and maintained his fitness by giving a lot of time in nets, and gym.
Comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar is not a new thing for Virat, who, since started hitting one century after the other, caught the eye of the cricket enthusiasts all over the world and soon the comparisons with the Little Master had begun doing the rounds at the dinner table. A comparison with the great Sir Vivian Richards by someone like Kapil Dev is something that the Indian captain will be proud of.
Virat’s consistency is something that has taken everyone by surprise. He scored four double hundreds in the last four Test series, starting from the West Indies tour followed by one against New Zealand, England and Bangladesh at home.