Kohli will be one of the greatest, if not the greatest ever: Sangakkara
Former Sri Lankan batsman and legend of the game Kumar Sangakkara gave a massive statement on Indian captain Virat Kohli along with another legend Mahela Jayawardene.
Getting compliments on a daily basis is a normal day at the office for Kohli. But when it comes to one of the greatest ever batting duo praising you, it’s a big one for sure.
Sangakkara and Jayawardene both faced Kohli before taking their retirement. While Sangakkara praised Kohli’s batting attributes, Jayawardene hailed Kohli for his ability to separate batting from captaincy.
Sangakkara told India Today –
“Everything about Virat’s game stands out. I think he is head and shoulders above anyone else in world cricket today. And I think going forward, he will be one of the greatest ever cricketers, if not the greatest ever. Kohli has this incredible knack of scoring runs and has a very very solid method that he believes in. He is very repeatable and if you see the tempo which he bats with, it hardly changes.”
“Kohli does read the situation very well. He is a very passionate guy, you see that in his expressions on the field so I think it’s not just one aspect, it’s the overall aspect of both the person and how he has sorted his batting and his attitude.”
While Jayawardene said –
“It’s not just about the ability Virat has but to understand the way to handle pressure not just on the field but also off the field and the expectations. We grew up with Sachin who had to perhaps experience the same thing. nd for the next generation, it’s probably on Virat’s shoulders, with MS Dhoni carrying on for a while. Virat has a good group of guys around him as well. If you ask the Indian fans they would want Virat to win the game and that is something he has managed to control really well.”
“Being the captain as well is not an easy thing. He has managed to understand that the captain’s role is on the field but when he is batting it is that which is very important. So those are little things that define a personality and that is what he has been able to do really well,” he concluded.