Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has hailed praises on the leadership of Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Finch who led the Australian team during a turmoil episode in their cricketing history, when Steve Smith and David Warner were banned from all formats of cricket for their alleged involvement in ball tampering. The hard hitting Victorian Captain led the Baggy greens to victory in the 2019 ODI series against India, becoming the first side to beat India in India, since 2015.
Talking about Virat Kohli, Finch reckons that every player has to go through a rough patch in their career and the same goes to Kohli, referring to the fact that the Indian has failed to register a three-digit score since November of last year.
“Every player, regardless of who it is, has a bad series. But very very rarely do you see Kohli, Steve Smith, even going back Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, these guys they don’t have two bad series in a row,” Finch said on Sony Ten Pit Stop show.
The last time the ton-machine scored a hundred was against Bangladesh in the Pink Test at Eden Gardens at Kolkata. Subsequently, Kohli underwent a lean patch during the series against Australia and New Zealand.
Also, Finch pointed out that featuring in the Indian XI and captaining the side is a different ball-game altogether.
“The pressure of playing for India is one but also leading Team India is another and the way he has done it, so consistently for a long time. Taking over from MS Dhoni, the leadership, that is something huge. The expectations were very high, and he kept delivering, and I think that that is the most impressive thing,” he added.
Further, the 33-year-old also mentioned about Kohli’s incredible consistency across all three formats of the game, in the last decade.
“What has been so impressive for so long is just his consistency across all three formats. To be the best player of all-time in ODI cricket is one thing but then to also be in one Test cricket and T20 cricket as a rounded player is something remarkable,” Finch shared.
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