The former India captain, Krishnamachari Srikkanth has hailed Virat Kohli. He further calls him the best captain India can find today. Speaking at a Ministry of Statistics Events, K Srikkanth said if India has to chase to anything above or around 300; they depend on the India captain to deliver the goods. Meanwhile, his statement came after the run-machine helped India win the Adelaide ODI with six wickets in hand.
He’s a superb combination of passion, aggression – Srikkanth
During the second game at the Adelaide Oval, Virat not only completed his 39th One-Day hundred; but also helped India level the three-match ODI series. He had scored 104 runs off 112 balls, while his partnership with veteran MS Dhoni ensured India wasn’t going down. Looking at his recent exploits, Srikkanth said Kohli is a superb combination of passion, aggression and responsibility.
“If today India is ever chasing a target of 300 plus, it depends on Virat Kohli. When we talk about stats Virat has scored 24 centuries in India’s cases and 21 of them have been for a winning cause. Virat has a superb combination of passion, aggression and responsibility”, the former captain said.
Earlier also, ex-Australia coach, Darren Lehmann called Virat Kohli the ‘best batsman in the world’. Meanwhile, K Srikkanth further added Virat is someone who believes in himself and the team.
Recalling his days of cricket, the former India National Cricket Team selector said Kapil Dev believed in the team too; helping them lift their maiden World Cup in 1983.
“The country needs a leader who believes in himself and believes in the team and Kapil did it for us like Virat is doing for the youngsters nowadays, ” Srikkanth added.
‘Run-Machine’ Virat created history as an India captain
Virat Kohli had led India to the unprecedented Test series win over Australia in Australia (2-1). Not only this, he has carved his name on the history walls; becoming the youngest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs and furthermore, completing more than 60 international centuries in the lesser time than anyone else.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will lead India in the final ODI in Melbourne, scheduled on Friday (January 18th).