Former India coach Greg Chappell believes Team India skipper Virat Kohli is turning out to be an outstanding batsman of his era.
Meanwhile, Chappell is currently in India as the head coach of Australia A side. He was effusive in his praise for the India skipper and lauded him for his aggressive captaincy.
“Virat Kohli is proving to be the outstanding batsman of his era,” Chappell declared unequivocally. “Kohli’s aggressive captaincy deserves acknowledging. His partnership Rahane in the first innings was the decisive period of play during the Trent Bridge Test match,” Greg Chappell said.
Kohli has been in tremendous form in England writing off his past failures. He is currently the highest run-getter of the series with two hundred and two half-centuries to his name. He has led the team from the front as India bounced back in the series at Trent Bridge.
Virat Kohli missed his century by three runs in the first innings, however, backed it with a 103-run knock in the second. His outstanding show with the bat got him the player-of-the-match award as India beat England by 203 runs.
Greg Chappell heaps praise on the bowlers
The Australia legend also heaped praise on the Indian bowlers for exploiting the conditions to full effect. The fast bowlers were of top-notch bagging 19 of the 20 wickets that fell.
Japsirt Bumrah and Hardik Pandya deserve a notable mention with both bagging five-wicket hauls.
“I thought the Indian bowlers were much more consistent and exploited English conditions skilfully,” Greg Chappell concluded.
India takes on England on the fourth of the five-match Test series against England at Southampton starting from August 30.