In the recently concluded Test series between India and England, we have seen some great batting displays from two of the modern day greats in Joe Root and Virat Kohli. With the series ending in India’s favor, many have rated Kohli as a better player than his other companions in the gen-next quartet, which also comprises Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.
Williamson has not been up to the mark in the last few months, but Smith, Root and Kohli have been in a splendid run of form with the bat. For Smith and Root, its been more about their individual success as both Australia and England have had a moderate 2016.
But for Virat Kohli, India finished 2016 undefeated in the 11 matches they played. India won 8 games and the other 3 games were stalemates. Talking about his current run of form, Kohli said that he really enjoys watching his compatriots bat like David Warner, Root and Williamson.
An English media person caught up with Virat Kohli after his defeated England 4-0 in what has been one of the most memorable triumphs in Indian history. He also rated Root as an all format batsman and a very tough Test cricketer.
“Joe is one of my favourite batsmen in world cricket along with David Warner and Kane Williamson. I haven’t spoken with him a lot but I admire the way he plays. He is an all format batsman and that’s something I really appreciate. He has always been a strong Test player.” Virat said.
He later added, “The way he played in the T20 World Cup that was a revelation for me and I thought and I was like wow. He is very smart and he knows his game inside out. It’s very evident. He is a very competent guy and you love to play against such guys on the field. I love watching him bat as well”
“So, I wish him all the luck and hopefully we can play a lot more against each other peak about the game as well.”