The great batsman and former captain of India has not only described the current captain of Team India as the best batsman in the world, he has also given the reason for this.
Although Virat is often compared with the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, but Gavaskar feels that it is not right to compare Virat with Sachin. If in reality Virat is to be compared to a player, then the former great batsman of West Indies should be compared because the attitude of both the players on the cricket field has been exactly the same.
Gavaskar, reading the ballads in Virat’s glory, said that Virat is the best batsman in the world today because he bats like Viv Richards. According to Gavaskar, Virat’s batting style resembles that of Richards a lot. As you know, Richards used to dominate the bowlers, in the same way Virat also tries to fully consolidate his coin on the bowlers.
Talking about this, Gavaskar said, ‘When he was at the crease, it was very difficult to keep Viv Richards calm. Similarly, when you see Virat Kohli batting today, play the ball in the same way, come in line, he uses his upper hand and hitting the boundary from above the cover and then using the lower hand. And put boundaries in the mid-on and mid-wicket areas. That is why Virat Kohli is considered the No.1 player because he actually bats like Viv Richards. Earlier, Gundappa Vishwanath, VVS Laxman batted in this way. ‘
Prior to Gavaskar, former Australian Captain Ian Chappell has also compared Virat and Richards. Comparing the two greats, Chappell said, “In our time, West Indies batsman Vivian Richards was the best batsman of ODI cricket.” He always played fine shots and despite this he used to score very fast. Kohli is also like him. They also play traditional cricket shots and play very well. ‘