Unquestionably, Virat Kohli is known to be the perfect batsman among all formats of the game. His consistency and brilliancy in shots undoubtedly have made him an eye-catching star who is notable and applauded with the praises by the veterans.
Ian Chappell, the former Australian skipper, has lauded Virat Kohli with the praises and has termed him as the best batsman among all the formats among all batsmen in the World.
“Of that group(Smith, Williamson, Root, and Kohli), Kohli is the best in all three forms. That is unquestionable. His record in all three forms is quite unbelievable, really. Particularly, his record in the shorter forms. I’m not surprised, having listened to Kohli talk about batting. He makes a lot of sense. And again, I like his approach to batting,” Ian Chappell said.
Ian Chappell claims Virat Kohli as the best batsman across all formats
“We did an interview with him the last time that India were here (in Australia). One of the things that he talked about was why he didn’t play the fancy shots, the innovative shots of, particularly T20 cricket. And he said that he didn’t want it to creep into his batting in the longer form of the game,” Ian Chappell said.
“And if you look at the best short-form player in the time that I played, it was Viv Richards. Viv just played normal cricket shots. But he played them so well and he placed the ball so well that he was able to score at a very, very fast rate. Kohli is the same. He just plays the traditional cricket shots but he plays them very well. He hits them in the gaps,” the cricketer-turned-commentator added.
“I think the other thing that stands out with Kohli is his fitness and his running between the wickets. The way he pushes himself running between the wickets, he is incredibly fit. Some of his performances are quite amazing,” Chappell added.