Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, says Brett Lee

Nagendra / 05 September 2016

Former Austaralian fast bowler Brett Lee had heaps of praise for Indian test captain Virat Kohli. The 39-year old expressed his admiration for Kohli’s aggression and batting technique.

He also feels that Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world. The Indian batsman has improved significantly over the last few years and have raised the bar for the other batsman to catch up with him.

Previously known as the limited overs magician, Kohli has improved tremendously in test cricket over the past couple of years and have become a vital cog in India’s test proceedings.

“He is the world’s best batsman currently,” Lee told the Times of India. “His technique is incredible.

“If you look back a couple of years, you would say that a fourth or fifth stump ball might get him fishing and that’s how you get him out.

“But now, he’s checked that and that ball no longer gets him out. He’s tightened his technique, his stance is upright and he’s playing with total freedom.”

The 27-year old has been in outstanding form as he managed an unbelievable 973 runs in recently concluded IPL and also was the man of the tournament in T20 World Cup 2016. Kohli has continued his fine form to Caribbean as he clinched his first double century in test cricket during the first test in the tour.

Lee, who had taken 718 international wickets, was one of the most aggressive players in his playing days is admiring Virat Kohli for the same trait as the latter developed a name for his calculated aggression over the last couple of years.

“I love the way he plays and his aggression,” Lee said.

“His aggression is in your face but it’s not over the top. Rather, it’s controlled. He’s very passionate and always puts his team first,” he added.

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