Indian captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his already illustrious cap as he leapfrogged his idol and fellow compatriot Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to score 12000 runs in 50-over cricket.
Kohli joined the illustrious club which includes the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, and Mahela Jayawardene during his knock of 63 against Australia in the third ODI in Canberra.
Virat Kohli has taken just 242 innings to scale Mount.12000 beating the previous record-holder Sachin Tendulkar (300 innings) by a comfortable margin.
Following yet another landmark feat, good wishes have galore for the legendary Kohli from both fans as well as former cricketers.
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman joined the bandwagon in which he alluded to Virat Kohli’s ability in not getting burnout and approaching every series with the same intensity as his biggest achievement.
“Phenomenal. I think, the way he has played in each and every series, the kind of intensity he has maintained each and every day, when he’s on the cricket field is unbelievable, because at some stage I thought that will be the biggest challenge for Virat Kohli, at some stages he will burn out, but not even once we have seen that energy drop down when Virat is on the cricket field, whether he is batting or he is fielding,” VVS Laxman said on The Cricket Connected Show in Star Sports.
VVS Laxman lauds Virat Kohli’s ability to thrive under pressure
One of the biggest hallmarks of Virat Kohli- the ODI batsman- has been the ability to script whirlwind heist for his team while chasing down a mammoth total.
Whether it is epic innings [133 off 86 balls] in Hobart to help India gun down 321 in a mere 36 overs or his career-best 183 against Pakistan during a run-chase of 338 or his 52-ball ton against Australia, Kohli has always saved his best when faced with adversity.
And, according to VVS Laxman, thriving under pressure is what separates Virat Kohli from the rest of the pack.
”And under pressure, because if you see his one day record how many Hundreds did he get while chasing and then you know that you’ve got a target to achieve, there’s always a scoreboard pressure on him, but he relishes pressure, he relishes responsibility and that’s what gets the best out of him,” the legendary cricketer added.