Rahul Dravid says Virat Kohli a source of inspiration for young cricketers

Pavan Suresh / 16 April 2016
Rahul Dravid says Virat Kohli a source of inspiration for young cricketers

Former Indian player Rahul Dravid said that Virat Kohli is a source of inspiration for every budding cricketer in the country.

In a conversation with NDTV, Dravid was quoted as saying, “Virat and I had a lot of conversations. He wants to be a great Test player and knows that a player is respected more if he can perform in formats. The younger generation should learn from guys like Virat, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root who have been successful in all formats. Every time I see him perform well, I think he can’t raise the bar higher, but he does it!! Every time he plays a good innings, he does better in the next innings.  I hate to say T20 is the future of cricket. But it’s a significant part of the future. ODI cricket started to subsidise Test, and now T20 should do that too.”

In the recently concluded World Cup, he was the leading runs scorer in the tournament and played some brilliant knocks which helped India to reach the semi-finals. In the semi-finals to he scored 89 but India lost the match. His attitude in the field and the eagerness to win every match makes him a special player. His ability to play well under pressure is the hallmark of the great cricketer. Virat Kohli shows the way how to play. His performances in the past 2 to 3 years in every format have seen him transform into one of the best players in the world.

After becoming the test captain he has led the team in a positive manner. His aggression on the field makes a fearless player. The young cricketers can learn how Kohli want to learn and succeed in all three formats of the game.

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