I would have loved to play against him: Ian Botham about Kohli
Former England skipper Ian Botham has heaped praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli. About the class the Indian skipper possess, he would give to play against him and talked about the things of the skipper that has impressed him highly in an interview with Hindustan times.
Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the modern cricket world. His intensity of presence on the field which showcases his passion for the sport. His statical numbers also highlight why he is regarded as one of the best with the bat.
The right-handed batsman has scored 43 ODI hundreds and 27 Test tons so far. Many thinks,he is the one, he could match Sachin Tendulkar’s feat of 100 international centuries mark.
Virat has amassed 7,240 runs at an average of 53.6 in only 86 test matches. He has scored 11,867 runs at an average of 59.3 in ODIs. In the T20Is, Kohli is currently the leading run-scorer in the world with 2,794 runs in 82 matches.
England legend Ian Botham holds the Indian cricketer in high regards for these statics.
“Virat takes the game to the opposition, he takes a stand for his players. I would have loved to play against him. He is the right guy to take Indian cricket forward,”
The former England allrounder also went on to address why there are not too many allrounders present in modern-day cricket.
“All-rounders can’t be manufactured, they don’t grow on trees. The workload is double and it obviously takes a toll on your body. Just imagine Kapil… the amount of bowling he did on those Indian pitches, which had very little to offer, that too in the scorching heat of Chennai and Delhi. I can’t see anyone in the present generation being able to do that,” he said.