It will be absolutely logical to state that Virat Kohli is a modern day legend and his brilliance stands out as a benchmark for batsmen across the globe.
Kohli was at his supreme best against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens as he played with great artistry to guide India to a famous and a much celebrated win. A key feature about his innings was the ability to milk the singles and rotate the strike.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni praised Kohli’s style of play and seemed in awe of the elegant batsman. “He (Kohli) takes everything as a challenge,” Dhoni said.
“He wants to improve, he wants to contribute in each and every game, and that’s what it’s all about, because he wants to contribute, he wants to score runs, he prepares well, he takes care of his fitness.
He knows, he understands now, in different wickets how he’s supposed to bat and score runs. And we all know, once he gets going, once he gets a start, he always converts it into a big innings, which I feel is one of the most important things for any youngster coming into the game.”
Reiterating the fact that Kohli was India’s best number 3, Dhoni said, “If you compare the stats, especially when it’s happening in India, you’ll see there are lot of individuals who should bat at three, but Virat gets an edge, and in the same way I think Raina deserves that No. 4 position more than anyone else, and it’s important to back him. Yes, there might be tactical changes when he won’t get that slot, but overall I think he’s the best option.”