Virat Kohli, Dave Richardson
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson has heaped praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Richardson believes Virat Kohli is a great ambassador for the game. Kohli is a passionate athlete who likes to give his 120% everytime he goes out to take the field. The talisman batsman likes to give his best effort and there is no negative bone in his body.

Kohli has also put his weight behind Test cricket and players like him are crucial for the game. The Indian captain likes to take the bull by its horns and believes in backing his own ideas.

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Kohli plays the game with great passion.

Furthermore, Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world. Kohli is the most consistent batsman in the world as he has scored his runs all around the globe.

Dave Richardson also shared his thoughts on Hardik Pandya‘s recent controversy. Richardson said Indian team is always a well behaved one.

“That’s the issue for the member country to worry about and generally the Indian team is a well-behaved team. They come to matches and accept the umpire’s decision. They play in the right spirit,” said Richardson at World Cup promotional event in New Delhi.

“They perform very well and Virat Kohli is the great ambassador for the game. He talks passionately not about T20 cricket but Tests cricket and 50-over cricket and I think all the good players want to play all formats of the game,” he added.

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Fitness has been the key.

The CEO of ICC lauded the Indian team under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Dave Richardson praised the Men in Blue for focussing their energy on fitness. The Indian team has worked hard on their fitness and thus they have reaped fruits for the same.

“I think it’s a natural progression, India always have the potential, millions of people play the game and love the game and things in this country have proved tremendously,” he said.

“Their focus more on fitness, Virat Kohli is there, [Mahendra Singh] Dhoni was a catalyst for them. Their focus on bowling and fielding is better…Now they have depth in every field, fast-bowling, spinners, they have a good team at the moment,” he added.

The Indian team has done a great job in the recent past. Virat Kohli’s team has ticked the right boxes and would like to continue in a similar fashion. They won the ODI series against Australia and also took an impregnable lead against New Zealand. Virat Kohli has been instrumental in the success of the team and he is leading from the front.

Gautam Chauhan

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