Gilchrist sees Kohli in the same league as Roger Federer and Serena Williams
Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist insists the Indian captain Virat Kohli is in the same league as Tennis legends Roger Federar and Serena Williams.
While writing in his column for “The Australian” on Tuesday, Gilchrist mentioned Kohli, Federer and Serena possess a strong mentality which makes them a champion of the game.
What makes a player great?
“It’s an understatement to say the greats in any sport have tremendous mental strength. It’s their most potent weapon. Shane Warne, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, Michael Jordan. All are in possession of a sportsperson’s greatest ally, a strong mind. Better than any magical flipper. Far more powerful than a brilliant backhand or ability to hit buzzer-beating three-pointers.”
“The ability to analyze what has just happened, identify areas for change to gain improvement and then most significantly banish the incident to the past, has seen all these champions be, well, just that, champions,” Gilchrist said.
Gilchrist also talked about Kohli’s mental strength and mentioned his story where how he focused on his batting when his father passed away when he was only 18 years old.
.What a tough young mind to tread that particular journey back in 2006 and to conquer many a challenge since. It’s a mind that can focus in on the task at hand with laser-like precision, allowing complete clarity to attend to the challenge presented,” he concluded.