If we take a close look at the present scenario in modern day cricket and ask any enthusiast about the best batsman in the world right now -there is only one name which will win the poll by a significant margin and it’s of none other than Virat Kohli. Ahead of the highly-anticipated series between world cricket’s two top dogs – India and Australia, all eyes will once again be on the passionate Indian captain who set the stage on fire on his last tour to Down Under in 2014.
Since then, Kohli’s stature in world cricket has grown leaps and bounds and his impact on Indian team’s success is simply unparalleled. Such is Kohli’s impact that not only his own teammates but his rivals as well rate him the best in the world at the moment. In a recent interview with Cricket Australia, explosive Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell tags Kohli as the best batsman in the world.
Maxwell not only lauded Kohli’s incredible batting skills and technique but also hailed his approach to the game and on-field attitude.
“Virat Kohli is an amazing player, incredible captain and leader. He’s got an insatiable appetite of being the best. He’s been the best fielder, best batter, best fitness wise. He’s got an incredible desire to just dominate. If you’d look at his technique, it’s almost flawless,” Maxwell said.
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Ranked at the numero uno spot both in One-dayers and Test cricket, Kohli has been in sublime form in the last couple of years. The 30-year old has been smashing all batting records with supreme ease and scripting history everytime he comes out to bat. Maxwell also showered praise on Kohli’s captaincy skills and feels his determination to score runs on a regular basis for his country is simply hard to match.
“He just hits the middle of the bat so much more often than everyone else. It looks like he has more time and just makes good decisions. Combine all this with an incredible eye and an incredible training ethic and he becomes the best in the world,” he added.
Kohli recently became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs, surpassing his idol and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.
The burly Victorian also feels Kohli has got incredible ability to set the stage on fire on his day for Team India.