Ace Indian batter Virat Kohli, known for his extraordinary batting skills, is preparing for the team’s second match of the ICC World Cup 2023. Head coach Rahul Dravid and young opener Shubman Gill praised Kohli ahead of the upcoming match against Afghanistan.

Virat Kohli played a vital role in the Men in Blue’s victory against Australia in the first match of the marquee tournament. The right-handed batter scored 85 runs off 116 deliveries, contributing to the team’s convincing 6-wicket victory in Chennai on Sunday, October 8.

Rahul Dravid Hails Virat Kohli As A Legend Of The Game

In a video released by the ICC, when asked, “Who is Virat Kohli?” Rahul Dravid described him as a legend of the game, acknowledging his invaluable contributions to the sport. Shubman Gill emphasized that Kohli possesses unparalleled hunger and passion to excel.

Trent Boult praised Kohli as a high-quality player with the ability to create pressure on the opposition. Steve Smith, widely regarded as one of the best ODI players, also acknowledged Kohli’s excellence in the format. Dasun Shanaka hailed Kohli as a fierce competitor and a game-changer, emphasizing his impact on the game of cricket.

Who is Virat Kohli?

  • Rahul Dravid – a legend of the game
  • Shubman Gill – unparalleled hunger and passion
  • Trent Boult – quality player and makes you feel pressure
  • Steven Smith – best ODI player
  • Dasun Shanaka – a fighter and a game changer

Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s All-Time Record

Virat broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs by an Indian in ICC white-ball tournaments. Kohli achieved this milestone during his 67th match for India. He scored 2785 runs in 64 innings at an impressive average of 65.23, including two centuries and 25 fifties.

Tendulkar previously held the record for leading run-getter for India in limited-overs ICC events (World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy). The former cricketer scored 2,719 runs in 58 innings at an average of 52.28, including seven centuries and 16 fifties.

Also read: IND vs AFG: Virat Kohli Couldn’t Play A Chanceless Innings But KL Rahul…’ – Shoaib Akhtar’s Stunning Verdict On Indian Batter

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