Virat Kohli is the reigning skipper of India across formats. He has helped the side in maintaining its dominance across formats. Although he is yet to taste success in ICC tournaments to date, he has assisted in India becoming a major powerhouse in world cricket.
When it comes to Virat Kohli, fans refer to him as the best batsman in the world. He is also the reigning skipper of Team India across formats.
Kohli has played a pivotal role in helping India maintain its dominance in all formats. Although he is yet to taste success in the ICC tournaments, Kohli has helped India become a major powerhouse in the sports and one of the most feared sides.
Speaking exclusively to Sportstar, Border had few notable quotes for Kohli
"I would love to be in a cricket team with Virat. If he wants to come and play for Australia, he is more than welcome. We were thinking he might think about having his newborn baby here because we can claim his off-spring as Australian," he said.
"Look, I love the way he plays his game; he wears his heart on his sleeve. I like his aggression and passion for the game. India, as a team, will miss that [once he leaves]... He is a special player, has serious talent and is part of this 'new' India – that's the way I look at it. The way India play the modern game, they have a very positive mindset, and Virat has led the way very well in those areas. I am a big fan," added Border.
On Kohli's run-scoring spree
"I like the way he can change his game between different formats. I think, if you go back in time when I was playing against someone like Sunil Gavaskar, we just had to bring only one type of game to the table," he continued.
"We were brought up to play long-form cricket... If you look at Virat, he has done equally well in T20s, ODIs and Tests. There are a few of those who do it well around the world – Steve Smith, David Warner and AB de Villiers... That's why I rate Virat so highly because it's not easy to chop and change your game plan... So, for me, he is right up there in the top echelon of Indian cricketers," he further asserted.
On Cheteshwar Pujara
"I would like to be playing more. [I] never liked too much of a break between games during my playing days. Someone like Pujara loves batting so much; I would imagine he would be going crazy without it. What he's effectively going to do is go from a nets session into facing Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins with the new ball. That's going to be hard work," he concluded.
Last Updated 19, Nov 2020, 6:54 PM