Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday praised Virat Kohli. He said that the Indian captain could become the second-largest player after Sir Don Bradman. They have the full capacity and ability to reach this point. Sangakkara noted this in The ‘RK Show’.
Sangakkara said that Virat Kohli fitness is impressive. I have closely watched his passion for the game. The best is that he can still give his best on the field. They are sturdy, physically, mentally. In such a situation, he has the chance to become the second greatest player after Don Bradman.
I Have Not Seen A Player Like Kohli: Sangakkara
He further said that there are very few players like him in the current round. Of all the players I have seen in my life, Virat Kohli is the best. One of the things I like best about them is their passion for sports. They never hesitate to express their feelings on the field, whether they are captaining or the fight to win the team. They do not take much risk during batting. But still, it looks useful.
Williamson Also Praised Kohli
Kohli was also praised by New Zealand captain Ken Williamson a few days before Sangakkara. Then he had said about the Indian captain. I consider myself lucky that I got a chance to play against Virat Kohli. It was great to meet him at an early age and then watch his cricket journey up close.
Virat Kohli Ahead of Bradman In Terms Of Runs
Don Bradman is considered the greatest batsman in cricket history. However, he played only Test cricket, but in that too his average is 99.94, which is very difficult to achieve. However, in terms of runs in Test cricket, Virat Kohli has left this legendary player of Australia behind. Kohli has scored 7240 runs in 86 Tests at an average of 53.62.
He has also scored 27 centuries in Tests. At the same time, Don Bradman scored 6996 runs in 52 Tests at an average of 99.94. Kohli has an average of over 50 in all three formats (ODIs, Tests and T20s) while he has so far scored 70 centuries by combining both Tests and ODIs.