England vs India 2018: Virat Kohli is the Most Consistent Batsman – Syed Kirmani
The former chief selector of India, Syed Kirmani feels India captain, Virat Kohli has been exceptional from the last few years. Comparing Virat Kohli with the rest, he observed the Indian skipper is a constant performer.
“I have hardly seen anybody bat and perform so consistently. He is outstanding in all three formats of the game,” Kirmani said.
Syed Kirmani represented for India for a decade. He played his part between 1976-1986. The former selector feels the ongoing tour of England will be most impactful for Virat Kohli.
However, Virat Kohli had a poor outing on the tour of 2014 to England. Among the ten innings, he could only garner 134 runs at the average of 13.4.
However, on the ongoing tour, he made a great entry in the Test format by scoring his maiden ton on the English soil. So far, he has been able to score two tons apart from two half-centuries in his last six outings. While praising the India skipper, Kirmani feels Kohli has the potential to break every single record. He lauded the skills of Virat by saying he does not get carried away especially after scoring a ton.
Kirmani said his concentration and focus increases with every next delivery. Virat Kohli has been the top scorer in the Test series so far with 440 runs under his belt.
“Kohli is capable of breaking any record. I don’t think he ever thinks about records but instead concentrates on his effort.”
“He is a leader, who always leads from the front. He is also very focused on winning every match,” he observed.
While talking about the aggression of Virat Kohli, Kirmani sings praises of skipper Kohli.
“I have never seen such aggression that Kohli displays. The only other who displayed little aggression was Sourav Ganguly,” he said.
Virat Kohli holds an average of 54.49 in his Test career. So far, he represented India in 69 Tests. The swashbuckling batsman has an average of 58.20 in 210 ODIs for team India.