The enormous desire to reach the summit along with his hard work has helped India skipper Virat Kohli to become a cricketing superstar, reckons former national selector Vikram Rathour.
Talking to reporters in Kolkata, the former North Zone selector said, “He’s a great player. He has been extremely hungry and hardworking and I think all this combination is paying off now. He always wanted to be a superstar. He already is now.”
Recently, Virat became the fastest batsman to score 9,000 runs in ODIs during the series-deciding third match against New Zealand in Kanpur on October 29. In his 202nd ODI Kohli became the 19th batsman to cross the milestone of the 9,000 runs, making him the fastest to get there surpassing AB de Villiers as he also moved back to the top of ICC rankings.
Talking about India’s bowling attack, Rathour said, “He works very very hard. He always had the ability and all this combination is doing great wonders for him and he’s doing great for the country. Maybe this is the best ever bowling attack. Maybe this is the most balanced attack, there’s nothing short. In past, you would have good spinners but not seamers or good seamers but not spinners.”
He further elaborated, “This looks to be a complete attack. They should not be worrying too much about any surface they play on or against any opponent they face. They have all their bases covered.”