Australian limited-overs captain and bedrock Aaron Finch is amongst the host of cricketers, who has heaped praises on Virat Kohli’s achievements with the bat. Lead by Virat Kohli’s effort with the bat, India triggered an impressive turnaround against Aaron Finch’s men this year in January to win the ODI series by 2-1. Australia beat the hosts by ten wickets in the first ODI in Mumbai.
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has developed himself as a run-machine, who has an unquenchable thirst for runs, regardless of the format. Currently, the 31-year old sits in the top ten rankings or Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. The Indian captain is also the only batsman from the current era to average over 50 in all three versions comfortably. With 11867 runs in 248 ODIs alongside 43 centuries, he remains first in line to overtake Sachin Tendulkar’s numbers.
The 33-year-old is amazed by Virat Kohli’s consistency across formats. While Aaron Finch agrees that the Indian skipper reigns supreme in 50-over cricket; however, to play equally well in the other two versions too, deserves special recognition.
“What has been so impressive for so long is just his consistency across three formats. To be the best player of all-time in ODI cricket is one thing but then to also be in Test cricket and T20 cricket as a rounded player that is remarkable,” the limited-overs specialist stated as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Finch and Kohli have played against each other in all three international formats as well as the Indian Premier League. In IPL 2020, the explosive Australian batsman was to play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore under the leadership of Kohli.
Every player, regardless of who it is, has a bad series: Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch believes any great player from the present or past including the likes of Kohli, Tendulkar, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting does not undergo two back to back poor series. The Victorian asserts that they get back into the groove soon and make their bat talk by scoring heaps of runs.
The 33-year-old also had a string of low scores at the start of 2019. However, he turned his form around in the ODI series in India while also performing well against Pakistan and the 2019 World Cup.
“Every player, regardless of who it is, has a bad series. But very very rarely do you see Kohli, (Steve) Smith, even going back (Ricky) Ponting, Sachin (Tendulkar), these guys they don’t have two bad series in a row,” Finch added.