Former India legendary Rahul Dravid showered his praise on Virat Kohli for the way he has skippered the team and also for the way he has been ticking the flow or runs which is benefiting himself and also for the team as well.
Rahul Dravid thinks that Virat Kohli is going places better than himself in 2003. Virat Kohli holds the record of six double centuries in Tests and is on par with Sehwag and Sachin’s tally. Statistically, he has been applying his batting skills to perfection.
Kohli’s insatiable appetite for scoring runs makes him a consummate surgeon at the crease. Dravid is impressed by Kohli’s consistency whose urge to up the ante in all the formats is widely known to many. He is the only cricketer right now to average 50 plus in Tests, ODIs and in T20Is.
“I think Virat is going through a much better phase than what I was going through in 2003. He has already got six double hundreds so far. It’s incredible and phenomenal the way he has been playing.
It’s the consistency of his performance that stands out for me. He is brilliant in all forms. It’s not just Test cricket but ODIs and T20s as well. He is playing great cricket. I always tell the under-19 boys that I coach to see the standard that Virat has set and the young cricketers should actually aspire to match the level of his consistency,” Dravid said.
Dravid is confident that Kohli-led team will play well against South Africa as all their bases are covered. “I am very confident that this team will do well against South Africa because they have all the bases covered. If you see, the performance of this team over the last year and year-and-a-half, it has been exceptional against some tough opposition even though they were at home,” he said in an interview with India Today.
“I think we are ready to really do well overseas and most of the players who are part of the squad have been to South Africa and Australia before. So I really think we are set up for what, hopefully, will be a successful away series for India. If we have a bit of luck, like no injuries, I think we have the team to do well overseas,” added the former Indian captain.