Salman Butt reveals what separates Virat Kohli from others
By SMCS - Jan 6, 2024 9:34 am
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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt shared that Virat Kohli, the swashbuckling India batter is miles ahead of the competition. He also pointed out several traits that make him different from the rest. However, Butt also added that in the coming years, Kohli could be the greatest ever to have played the game.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: “Everything from his attitude to concentration to work ethic to preparation to attention to detail, everything is top-notch. Have you ever heard him speak? If you see his clips, you will know the kind of in-depth knowledge of himself and the game he has. He is not a normal human. He is a proper World No. 1. There are just two players in the world with such performances to their names, and he might be the No. 1 to have ever played the game in the coming years. So, we are not talking about any international player; he is THE player.”

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However, Virat Kohli played well in the recently concluded two-match Test series against South Africa. With 172 runs from four innings at an average of 43.00, he finished as the second in the run-getters list. Meanwhile, the Indian bowlers did exceptionally well in the second and final Test, bowling out South Africa for 55 and 176 runs in the first and second innings, respectively and eventually won the contest as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli played a crucial knock

“The two early wickets by Mukesh Kumar made a big difference. He dismissed Dean Elgar, who had played an outstanding knock in the previous match, and then Tony de Zorzi, who looked in good form in the ODI series. So, those were crucial wickets for India. What Jasprit Bumrah did after that was a clean-up job,” Salman Butt concluded. “Aiden Markran showed positive intent, despite some unplayable bowing and extra bounce. He failed in the last few innings, which could be the reason why he opted to go with such an approach this time. He played good cricket, but it was not good enough to challenge India.”