Virat Kohli’s stature as a batsman is growing daily. The cricket fraternity seems in a complete consensus on the fact that he’s the best modern day batsman. Not just the best batsman of this era but many believe that he’s rather the best ODI batsman of all time.
He’s numbers are so staggering and his consistency as a batsman is just incredible.
34 ODI centuries from 205 matches, isn’t that just special? We’re indeed lucky to belong to an era where we can see him bat live. Every shot from his willow looks so clinical and he puts so much value to his wicket. He’s now being compared to legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid and even Brian Lara.
Ganguly compares Kohli to legends
“I have been fortunate enough to play with and against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Ricky Ponting, and Brian Lara, and this man is right up there with all of them.
What stands out for me is not just his amazing control and his ability to adjust but also the energy and intensity he brings to his batting in each and every innings,”
The former Indian captain further added that
“To get to 34 ODI centuries so quickly in his career is just out of the world. The fact that no other Indian batsman has touched a three-figure mark so far on this tour and only one South African has got a century shows what quality of batsmanship Kohli has displayed on this trip. And we still have a while to go!,”
Ganguly on ODI series against SA
Talking about the ongoing ODI series, Ganguly said
“It has been a superb performance from India. To see them 3-0 up in a six-match ODI series in South Africa, especially after losing the Test series, speaks volumes of the character shown by Virat Kohli and his boys,”