Virat Kohli could become one of the greatest ever cricketers, says Kumar Sangakkara

Virat Kohli has been the best performing batsman in the last few years. The Indian skipper has scored runs all over the world across all the three formats. Kohli has notched 64 international hundreds and he is on course to get to the 100 centuries mark. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes that he could be one of the greatest ever cricketers.

“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,” Sangakkara told India Today.

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Sangakkara added that Kohli has a knack of scoring runs and reads situations very well.

“He has this incredible knack of scoring runs and has a very very solid method that he believes in and is very repeatable and if you see the tempo which he bats with, it hardly changes. He 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,” Sangakkara said.

Virat Kohli, who was rested for the last two ODIs and the T20 series against New Zealand, will be back for Australia’s tour of India, which starts on February 24.

First Published: Feb 11, 2019 21:07 IST

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