Eng vs Ind 2018: Virat Kohli Already a Legend of the Game - Zaheer Abbas

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Eng vs Ind 2018: Virat Kohli Already a Legend of the Game – Zaheer Abbas 

Eng vs Ind 2018: Virat Kohli Already a Legend of the Game – Zaheer Abbas
So far, the bandwagon of greats had lauded Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Former Pakistan great Zaheer Abbas said Virat Kohli is already a legend of the game. Abbas believes that the ‘Legend’ tag is generally given to a player who dominates his generation with ease. In fact, there is no doubt that Virat Kohli is the standout in the current era.

Meanwhile, former Indian skipper MS Dhoni also said that Virat Kohli is close to the Legend tag. In fact, Kohli is the most consistent performer of the current generation. The Indian skipper has scaled new heights with his fine form in all the three formats of the game.

Virat Kohli, England vs India 2018, Zaheer Abbas
India captain Virat Kohli during the nets session at Lord’s, London. (Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is the most consistent batsman.

“I have seen a lot of great Indian players and he is right up there. I don’t like comparing generations, because each era has its own demands, but Kohli is as good as anybody else,” Zaheer Abbas said as quoted by TOI.

Furthermore, Virat Kohli is breaking every annal in the history books and thus he is rewriting his own legacy. In fact, Virat Kohli is not only breaking every record but also his knocks are helping India in winning the matches, which is more important. Therefore, he has been instrumental in the success of the team in the last seven years.

“For me, a legend is one who dominates his own generation and Kohli is doing that with a degree of ease. That makes him already a legend,” Zaheer added while praising the Delhi-born cricketer.

Virat Kohli, England vs India 2018
Virat Kohli. Credits: Getty Images.

Moreover, the Pakistan great batsman showered praise on Kohli for his game on both sides of the wicket. Zaheer Abbas gave credit to Virat Kohli for his good footwork.

“Kohli plays with a lot of authority on both sides of the wicket, giving you the impression that he is a class player. His feet movement is extremely assured and there’s an element of fearlessness in his game which I really admire,” Zaheer said.

Virat Kohli scored a majestic 200 runs in the first Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Zaheer Abbas believes that the Indian skipper will continue with his staggering form in the second Test match at Lord’s.

“He showed that he can be good in English conditions and I am expecting good things from him,” the Pakistan great continued.

Meanwhile, the opening day of the second Test match was called off due to continuous rain.

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