I always knew Kohli was destined for greatness: Kevin Pietersen
Indian team captain Virat Kohli ran through a terrible experience recently. His poor run of form during team’s tour of New Zealand was one of the worst performances in his cricketing career. After which, questions have been raised over his poor form and captaincy.
In such a tough time, the 31-year-old Kohli has got some support in the form of former England skipper Kevin Pietersen, who played with Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to Kevin Pietersen, when he played with Virat Kohli in his career, the former had already knew that one day the Virat Kohli would establish himself as one of the finest batsmen in the cricketing globe.
Pietersen played with Kohli in the initial years of the Indian Premier League. Today, Virat Kohli is the top-ranked batsman in the world. He is the only batsman who averages 50+ across all formats of the game.
“Sitting on the bus with Virat and batting with Virat, I knew he was destined for greatness because of how he approached the game and the way he learnt and the questions he asked,” KP told Betway.
The 39-year-old former England cricketer turned the clock to share some great memories about Virat Kohli when he was a chubby little guy. But now he has evolved into a completely different player altogether.
“He was a chubby little fella back then and I still take the mickey out of him for it. But his determination to be the best player he could possibly be was evident.”
Kevin Pietersen who played for his country for a decade between 2004 to 2014 went on to reveal why Indian captain Virat Kohli was always determined to become the best, even as a young cricketer from Delhi.
Pietersen stated, “But you could see this was a youngster who was determined to get his team over the line. He wasn’t just going to give his wicket away and it didn’t matter how many Tests I’d played or how much more senior I was. We do have an incredible friendship, probably because of the way I treated him when he was a youngster and how I helped and guided him at the start of his career.”