Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara said on Friday Indian skipper Virat Kohli was on his way to becoming the best ever Indian batsman of all time.
“The way he is playing, Virat can well become the greatest ever Indian batsman,” Kumar Sangakkara told The Times of India.
Virat had a disastrous tour of England four years back in 2014. He had scored 134 runs at an average of 13 runs in 10 innings. However, Virat exorcised those demons by scoring a dominant 149 off 225 balls in the first inning followed by 51 runs off 93 balls in the second innings. The British media had gone gaga over Virat Kohli’s magical performance.
“The way he is playing, Virat can well become the greatest ever Indian batsman,” Sangakkara said, adding “In terms of Sachin’s legacy, both in terms of cricket and the way he has dealt with pressure, he is unique. But Virat is well on his way to match that. He is comfortably the best in the world of his generation and with time, he will mature even more.”
“If he understands himself a bit better and keeps improving his game, he will break quite a few records,” former Sri Lankan skipper added.