Indian team’s newest batting coach Vikram Rathour who replaced Sanjay Bangar has picked the hardest working cricketer he has ever seen in his latest Facebook live interaction.
The right hand batsman who has represented India in 6 tests and 7 ODIs said that he was amused to see Virat Kohli’s commitment and adaptability towards to game. Here’s what he said about Virat Kohli
For me, the best thing about Virat Kohli is his commitment to the game. He wants to be the best player in the world and he works hard for that. He puts in the hard yards, and he is the hardest working cricketer that I have seen. Other than that I believe his adaptability is his biggest strength
The current Indian captain is one player who can switch gears effortlessly and can take on any bowler in the world from ball one.
“He is not a one dimensional player, he can change his game as and when required. He plays every format differently and that has been one of his greatest strengths,” Vikram Rathour said
Virat Kohli had a dream run in the year 2016 IPL where he smashed 973 runs in that season including 4 hundreds. Virat Kohli also became the full time Indian captain in that year and that was the best year statistically in Virat Kohli’s career. The Indian batting coach further added that
One of the best example in which I saw was in the 2016 IPL where he scored four hundreds and hit 40 odd sixes. He was going through a great patch of form and after that we had a tour to the West Indies. After playing like that for two months in the IPL, he goes to the West Indies and in the first match he scores a double hundred without hitting a single ball in the air
The #1 batsman in ODIs is not known for his big hitting or bludgeoning the ball 10 rows back but the batsman plays at a strike rate of 134 in T20s which shows that the range of shots this man has in his armory.
“So that kind of change to bring into your batting because you are playing a different format, not many cricketers can do that. With Virat Kohli, I think he can play the way he wants to play. He can play according to different situations and that I think is his biggest strength,” Rathour concluded
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