Former Indian legendary batsman, VVS Laxman has heaped praise on Indian skipper, Virat Kohli and said that he always had the drive to improve his game ever since when he stepped into the Indian team. Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in world cricket at the moment. He is racking up records for fun, and he is likely to reach the summit in this list in coming times.
The flamboyant Indian skipper has already smashed 70 international centuries so far and just seems to get better with days going by. The Delhi-based star has a very long career ahead and the kind of form that he has been in, it seems a considerable possibility that Virat Kohli will lead this chart too.
Now, VVS Laxman has shed light on Kohli’s early days in the Indian camp and how he was motivated ever since his first day in the team.
VVS Laxman Lavishes Praise On Virat Kohli
On Virat and his growth at the highest level, the Delhi-born Gambhir had a chat with retired cricketer VVS Laxman. The latter said that he found Kohli a motivated character when the then youngster made his Test debut in 2011.
“Ya, definitely! That was the catalyst for the change we have seen in Virat Kohli, especially in Test match cricket. But I believe right from the first time I played with him in 2011 when he made his debut, he was always very driven,” Laxman was quoted as saying on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
“He came into the dressing and there were lot of seniors in the dressing room, always asking questions on how to improve his game, how to make sure that he coverts his talent and potential into performances,” he stated.
Virat Kohli Has A Plethora Of Accolades To His Name
Kohli has grabbed a whole lot of national and international honours during his stint as an international cricketer. He bagged the Arjuna Award in 2013. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2017. Apart from it, he has featured in a lot of ICC teams over the years across all formats and won the best cricketer award multiple times.
He has successfully ascended the throne of the Indian captain. Although Team India still hunts for an ICC trophy under him, there are no doubts that Virat Kohli is the most suitable candidate for Indian cricket in contemporary times.