The Hush Post: The man Indian cricket fans love to hate has applauded Indian skipper Virat Kohli. According to former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad, Kohli displayed superb temperament, skill and precision in the third One-day International (ODI) against South Africa while scoring 160 not out, which helped India post their third consecutive victory in ODI series.
In an interview with pakpassion.net, Miandad said his batting technique helped him score runs at will and with an uncaring attitude.
Mianded said: “To me, the mark of a great batsman like Kohli is the fact that he can vary his technique by quickly understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the bowlers. Kohli is a genius who is the best batsman in the world today.”
The former Pakistan captain, who once hit Chetan Sharma for a six of the last ball in Sharjah finals to help Pakistan win and was known to help his team win in crunch situations, said that he appreciated Indian batsmen for their batting technique, which makes them successful.
Former South African batsman, Daryll Cullinan also said that Kohli was the best in the world right now. Keppler Wessels and Sunil Gavaskar also shared the same sentiment. Gavaskar said, Kohli was even ahead of Steve Smith and AB De Villiers.
On the other hand, the Indian spinners are also proving to be a nightmare for South Africa. SA coach Dale Benkenstein conceded the other day, “The tough thing is you are playing against two wrist spinners, not a lot of players have played against. It does take time to get used to their change-ups and their variations.” Benkenstein said adding further, “Earlier, Anil Kumble was the one who could really spin the ball away from the bat. He bowled pretty quick and the ball would come on to the bat. But these guys (Chahal and Yadav) are a lot slower.”