Alvin Kallicharran showers heaps of praise on valiant Virat Kohli

Windies legend Alvin Kallicharran hails Virat Kohli as ‘supernatural talent’

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Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the 3rd One Day International in Cape Town. (Credits: BCCI )

Team India skipper Virat Kohli is making a habit of breaking with every match. As a result, everybody is in awe of Kohli’s consistency with the bat. Recently, Windies legend Alvin Kallicharran admitted that he is a complete cricketer.

In addition, he said that is capable enough to script new history in world cricket.

Kallicharran admitted he never misses a chance to watch Kohli play. Isaac Kallicharran watched Kohli racking up his 34th One-day international hundred on Television during his two-day stay at Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.

He (Virat) is tremendous and his style of batting, especially when he clobbers a four or a six, excites me very much. I always want the man to bat on whenever Team India is playing,” said Kallicharran over the phone to Hindustan Times.

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Alvin Kallicharran Windies veteran. Photo Credit: HT.

In addition, Kallicharran added that Kohli has supernatural talents.

I find him a complete cricketer, who has a supernatural talent for batting. The way Kohli is batting, he would be scripting a new history in Indian cricket,” Kallicharan added further.

The 68-year-old former West Indies skipper distributed prizes at the Inderjeet Singh Memorial State Cricket Tournament in Pilibhit. Meerut defeated Rampur XI by five wickets in the finals.

Alvin Kallicharran impressed with Indian U19 team:

Kallicharan also applauded the India U19 colts, who won the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to lift the title for the fourth time.

I could see few matches of Indian boys, including the final, and I am really impressed with the showing of next-gen cricketers,” he said.

The youngsters have set a tone for the future and I can see many of them making to the Team India in future.” he further added.

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India u19 vs Pakistan U19 Youth ODI World Cup in New Zealand. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Kallicharran further longed for their success in future. In addition, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Shivam Mavi impressed him a lot.

Shubman Gill in batting and young seamers like Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi impressed me a lot. I pray for their success in the future,” said Kallicharran.

Worried about Windies Cricket:

However, Kallicharran was worried about Windies cricket. But, he feels West Indies cricket is progressing.

Certainly things aren’t good. But I believe, West Indies cricket is progressing and very much hopeful and that soon the Caribbean would again be dictating terms at the world level,” he said. “We have good bowlers as well as batsmen too. What we need is consistency in team’s performance. It’s going through its building process and soon we would see positive results,” Kallicharan concluded.

Kallicharran scored over 4,399 runs in 66 Tests he played for Windies from 1972 to 1981. Kallicharran had his highest score of 187 against India which came on the 1978-79 tour.

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