There is no doubt about the fact that Virat Kohli has been India’s best player by far over the last decade or so. The Talismanic batsman has led his team by example on countless occasions and promises to do so in the near future, thanks to his consistency and class.
The delhi-born batsman has been compared to some of the greatest names from cricket’s history. This time, former Pakistan skipper Aamer Sohail came up with a new parallel to Virat Kohli’s style of play. Explaining the reason behind Virat Kohli’s success and what makes him a “great batsman, Aamer said on his YouTube channel that the Indian skipper is much like Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad.
“The most important point for me is that big players break out. They are individually great, but their greatness does not help the team at all. When you talk about Pakistan’s cricket history and its greatness, the first name that comes to mind is Javed Miandad,” said Aamer.
“His greatness is still talked about to this day because he used to raise the level of play of the rest of the team. When you stitch a long partnership with him, you used to learn so much, and get inspired that you want to improve more. This is what Kohli has done as well. If you look around Kohli, every player has improved alongside him and this is why Kohli gets the tag of a great player,” he added.
According to Aamer, what helped Kohli the most was his decision to separate professional life from personal life.
“Let me explain why Virat Kohli has become a great player? When he burst onto the scene, he was flamboyant, aggressive, and liked to team up with life. Very quickly, he realised that I need to separate my professional life with my personal life. That really benefited him,” he said.
As of now, Virat Kohli has amassed 7240 runs in 86 Tests, 11867 runs in 248 One-day International matches and 2794 in 82 T20 Internationals. The 31-year-old has 43 ODI tons to his name, just six shy of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s 49.