Michael Vaughan, former England skipper noted Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s influence on kids as he said his son is a big fan of the in-form Indian skipper and asks his father to wake him up when the skipper comes out to bat.
Michael Vaughan said Virat Kohli is an absolute genius when it comes to batting prowess and there is no concern for experts and fans to worry about Indian skipper’s struggling patch of his centuries.
Michael Vaughan: Virat Kohli Is Powerful With Kids As He Is A Special And Absolute Genius Player
Michael Vaughan captained England in 51 Tests, winning 26 of them and losing 11. England won all six home Tests of the 2004 summer under him and the highlight of his captaincy came in the 2–1 victory in the 2005 Ashes, England’s first Ashes victory in 18 years (since 1986/87). He has three children with his wife Nichola. They are Archie Matthew, Jemima and Tallula Grace.
“My little boy is a little player and all he does is, always says to me, when Virat comes out to bat, just wake me up. As soon as Virat goes out getting caught at midwicket, he goes back inside to do something else. He’s that powerful with the kids. When you see shots like that fly off the middle of the bat without any real effort or doesn’t seem like any much effort going into the stroke – it’s just flying into the stands. He’s a special player, he’s an absolute genius,” Michael Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
Virat Kohli will play only the first Test which will be a day-night affair at Adelaide before returning home to attend the birth of his first child. He will miss the last three Tests against Australia.
Michael Vaughan: No Concern About Virat Kohli’s Batting Whatsoever
Virat Kohli has played 86 Tests since debuting in 2011 and averages 53.63 with 27 centuries.
“The one thing I don’t worry about with Virat Kohli is his batting. There is no concern about his batting whatsoever. He is a wonderful player, he’s the best of the era across the formats, there are no doubts about that,” Vaughan said.
Michael Vaughan said that Virat Kohli is still in red hot form despite not performing to expectations recently in New Zealand Tests but once he reaches a hundred, he goes on to get 3-4 more. His last Test century came against Bangladesh in the Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens in November 2019.
“I worry about those three Tests that India have without him. I don’t see India being able to win those Tests without the Virat Kohli factor. He is that important for that Test team. His 100s will come. Once he gets one, probably he would get 3-or-4 together, he’s that good,” Vaughan added.
Ajinkya Rahane will be appointed skipper in Virat Kohli’s absence during the Test series. He had led India previously in two Tests at home against Australia and Afghanistan and India won both of those matches.