Former Sri Lankan betting legend, Romesh Kaluwitharana is currently in India for the Road Safety World Series. Kaluwitharana has opened up on certain aspects including Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s work ethics in an interview.
Romesh Kaluwitharana is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 49 Tests and 189 ODIs from 1990 to 2004. He was appointed as the interim cricket coach of Malaysia on the 17 May 2008. He was a key member and wicket-keeper of the 1996 Cricket World Cup-winning team and renowned for his aggressive batting style.
Romesh Kaluwitharana Lauds Virat Kohli
Romesh said, “There are many players I like. I would like to watch most the India captain. Virat Kohli gets runs all the time, consistency and hard work pay off. I like to see him bat because in any format, under any conditions, he is successful.”
“Any batsman with skills can do well. Even in T20 you don’t need to be a power-hitter, because what is necessary is to get more than run-a-ball when you are batting. Placing the ball into gaps and playing intelligent cricket is effective,” he added.
Romesh Kaluwitharana Has A Piece Of Advice For Youngsters:
Apart from hailing Kohli, Romesh advised youngsters not to play a lot of T20 cricket.
“At 19, I don’t think you should look at T20 cricket too much. Because at that age you are developing and learning how to build innings, build your career,” he said.
Romesh added, “There is always a risk factor if the focus is on T20 alone. It will not give you the necessary edge to become a tactically and technically sound cricketer. I would not advise any player to start off with T20.”
Sri Lanka Legends To Take On India Legends
Sri Lanka Legends will take on India Legends in their second game of the Road Safety World Series. Both the teams have won their initial games of the tournament comprehensively.
India Legends face West Indies legends in their opening match. India Legends won the first game by seven wickets as Virender Sehwag thrashed 74 runs with the bat.
Sri Lanka Legends, on the other hand, beat the Australia Legends by seven runs in a thrilling encounter in their first game.