The first-ever concussion substitute Marnus Labuschagne, who got his first Cricket Australia (CA) contract in May this year has hailed Indian skipper Virat Kohli as a world-class batsman. He also praised Virat Kohli for his consistent form in all formats of the game. Marnus came to limelight after becoming the first concussion substitute for Steve Smith in the 2019 Ashes campaign.
Marnus ended the year 2019 as the top run-scorer in Test cricket which included a stellar knock of 275 against New Zealand later the same year, and also was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year.
Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers of the game — and has made his way to the top through his intense hard work and determination. He was the only cricketer to make it to Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world for the year 2020.
Marnus Labuschagne hailed Virat Kohli’s batting average across all formats
The 25-year-old Australian batsman hailed the Indian captain for having a 50-plus average in all the formats of the game concurring how hard it is to do the same.
“He averages 53 in Test cricket, 59 in ODIs, and 50 in T20Is. If that’s not a world-class player, then I don’t know who is… There are so many things about his good game. That said, I try and imbibe the good from all batters, not just the top guys. There’s so much to learn,” In a recent interview with Sportstar, he said.
Marnus Labuschagne claimed there’s so much to learn from his Indian counterpart who has had immense success in the cricketing world.
Virat Kohli; an idol for the youth:
Virat Kohli has been an idol for many young cricketers. The aggressive persona he carries over the pitch and the never giving up attitude makes him one of a kind in the cricketing landscape. He is already among the legends of the game and has many records to his name and many in line to break.
Virat Kohli has a radically opposite personality off the pitch, where he likes to spend time with his family, reads books, trains constantly and maintains his vegan diet.