Mumbai: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday acknowledged that nothing comes close to playing an “intense game in whites” and added that he was blessed to play Test cricket for the nation.
“Nothing comes close to playing a intense game in whites. What a blessing to be able to play Test cricket for India,” Kohli stated in an Instagram put up.
Kohli, counted as top-of-the-line batsmen in trendy occasions, has to date performed 86 Tests for India in which he has scored 7240 runs, together with 27 tons of and 22 half centuries. Besides, the 31-year-old has additionally featured in 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is amassing 11867 and 2794 runs respectively.
Currently, the Indian skipper is ranked second in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, behind Australia’s Steve Smith.
Recently, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar drew similarities between Kohli and former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards. ‘The Little Master’ recalled what it was like to play in opposition to Richards and acknowledged Kohli additionally bats like the best way the previous West Indies talisman used to do.
“It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease,” Gavaskar stated on Star Sports’ present ï¿½Winning the Cup — 1983′.
“Similarly, for those who take a look at Virat Kohli’s batting as we speak, in the identical ball and identical line, he’ll use his prime hand and rating a boundary in direction of the additional cowl area and can use the underside hand and rating a boundary in direction of the mid-on and mid-wicket area.
“That’s why Virat Kohli is taken into account because the No. 1 participant as a result of he bats precisely like Viv Richards. Earlier, Gundappa Vishwanath, V.V.S. Laxman used to bat like this,” he added.