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Sunil Gavaskar: Kohli is the best batsmen in the world

Sunil Gavaskar: Kohli is the best batsmen in the world

Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar has said that Virat Kohli match winning knock against Australia yesterday night was brilliantly and he is currently the best batsmen in the world and beyond phenomenal.

Kohli scored an unbeaten 82 which helped India to chase down 161 to enter the semi-finals stage. India will face West Indies in the semi-finals at Mumbai on 31st March.

“At the moment, he is got to be the best limited-overs batsman in the world. There is no question about it. There is not the slightest doubt about it because he is beyond phenomenal. He is something else,” Gavaskar told ‘NDTV’.

“Whatever little hair that I have, my hair was standing at attention watching the young genius. It was just mind-blowing stuff,” he said.

Virat Kohli has been delivering for team India and has shown hunger for scoring runs. He delivers at the time when the Indian team is under pressure. In the recent T20 World Cup, he is the leading runs scorer at the moment.

“Look at his record when India needs runs or chasing runs. He wins the match for them every single time and it’s a combination of power and timing. It’s a combination of two hands, very few batsmen have this ability to play with both the top and the bottom hand. When he was driving off the top hand, it was phenomenal,” Gavaskar said.

“Look at the selflessness of the man. He was quite happy to allow the strike to his skipper (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) because he knew that the skipper would also make a statement. A lot of times when you play such big innings, you want to hit the winning runs. But there is he is, a complete, total team man. Thank god, he is playing for India,” he added.

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