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Virat Kohli is a modern day great, Says Jonty Rhodes

Rhodes said he was blown away with Virat Kohli’s consistency and conversion rate.

SNS | New Delhi |

Veteran South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes, one of the greatest fielders of all time, said on Wednesday Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a modern-day great.

Heaping praises on the 29-year-old Indian captain, Rhodes said he was blown away with Virat Kohli’s consistency and conversion rate.

“I am just blown away by his conversion rates and his sheer consistency. He is certainly a modern day great. The sheer determination to keep winning games for India makes him a special cricketer,” Rhodes told Sportstar Live.

The way Virat Kohli is breaking records and writing history, it seems accumulating runs as is a walk in the park for him. Virat Kohli, who was rested from recently concluded Asia Cup 2018, is back in the limited overs game and is currently leading the Indian side against the Windies.

In the opening ODI match of five-match series, Kohli scored a magnificent century as Men-in-Blue registered a thumping eight wickets victory in just 42.1 overs. If Kohli managed to score 81 more runs on Wednesday’s game, he will become the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs in terms of innings. Currently, Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar holds this record. Tendulkar had taken 259 innings to score 10,000 ODI runs., while Kohli has played just 204 innings so far.

If Virat Kohli will score 81 more runs today, he will become the fifth Indian after Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni to achieve this feat.