Curtly Ambrose Weighs In on the Greatness of Virat Kohli, Comparing Him To Tendulkar and Ponting
By CricShots - Jun 24, 2024 1:08 pm
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In modern-day cricket, former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli often been talked about whenever there is a discussion about the greatest batters in the history of the game. The 35-year-old cricket enjoys a fanbase around the globe sed a global fanbase with his stellar performances both in international cricket and in franchise T20 cricket.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli 

Regarded as one of the premier athletes in the world, Virat Kohli has often been compared to the batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar. Remarkably, Kohli is closing in on Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries, having already scored 80 centuries in his career.

Recently, Virat Kohli surpassed Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in ODI cricket. He achieved this milestone by scoring his 50th century against New Zealand during the ODI World Cup 2023. Kohli’s consistent excellence over the years has earned him a place alongside cricketing greats like Tendulkar and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, as noted by former West Indies cricketer Curtly Ambrose.

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In an interview with Sports Tak, Curtly Ambrose expressed his admiration for Kohli, stating, “Virat Kohli, the great man, someone who I admire as well, I love watching him. Don’t ask me to compare them (Sachin and Virat). I think, I don’t think I know he’s a great player and how I judge players because people like to compare different eras. I don’t particularly like to do those things.”

Curtly Ambrose
Curtly Ambrose

Curtly Ambrose continued, “But what I can say is when I look at great batsmen, how I judge them. Like presently Virat Kohli, he’s dominating today’s cricket, my question to myself is would he have done well during my era or before my era? I believe he would and because of that that’s why I give him great. Sachin Tendulkar is the same thing, Ricky Ponting and these guys are great players because they can dominate any era.”

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However, in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, Kohli has struggled to find his form. Despite coming off a phenomenal season in the IPL, where he showcased his batting prowess, he has managed to score only 66 runs from five innings in the World Cup, averaging 13.20 with a strike rate of 108.19. Opening the innings has not yielded the desired results for Kohli so far, but both he and the team remain hopeful that he will rediscover his form in India’s crucial upcoming match against Australia.