Shivnarine Chanderpaul Reveals His Present Favourite Batsman
Former West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul recently revealed his favourite batsman at the present moment.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul was one of the greatest cricketers in West Indies cricket history. While he was initially famous for his unorthodox batting stance, he gradually became one of the most consistent performers with the bat. The legendary left-handed batsman is the second-most Test as well as international run-scorer for West Indies.
Recently in an interview with Sportstar, Chanderpaul claimed his present best batsman is the Indian captain Virat Kohli. It is a very unsurprising name as many experts have given the same view in the recent past.
It’s not easy to stay at the top of your game for so long: Shivnarine Chanderpaul on Virat Kohli
The former Caribbean international cricketer believes that Kohli is working desperately in all the aspects of his game. Chanderpaul pointed out Kohli’s hard work to improve his fitness, batting skills etc. The former gave the full credit to the Indian captain to achieve the extra-ordinary feats in international cricket.
Chanderpaul told Sportstar, “Obviously, it’s Virat Kohli. He has been working on all the aspects of his game, and the results are showing. He is working hard on his fitness; he works on his skills. You see him putting in the hard work, and he is one of those guys who always wants to do well.
“He’s proven it, day in and day out. You have to give credit to him for that. It’s not easy to stay at the top of your game for so long. You got to put in your work, and the results are showing.”
At present, Virat Kohli is the no.1-ranked ODI batsman while he just lost the top position of the ICC Test batting rankings to the Aussie star Steven Smith. While Kohli is standing in the second position of the ICC Test batting rankings, he is also standing in the 10th spot of the ICC T20I batting rankings.
Since his international debut in 2008, Kohli has played 86 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is where he has scored 7,240 runs (average 53.62), 11,867 runs (average 59.33) and 2,794 runs (average 50.80) respectively. He has already hit 70 international centuries.
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