Ever since his debut for India, Virat Kohli has become the synonym of ‘consistency’ in world cricket. Already the fastest player to reach 9000 runs & 2nd most hundreds even before he’s in his 30s, the Indian skipper has earned praises from almost every corner of the world. In the recently finished ODI series against New Zealand, Kohli was once again bang on form, scoring 263 runs in the 3-match series with two brilliant centuries. Seeing his way to greatness, Indian great Sunil Gavaskar has praised the current skipper’s role in the side, terming him as ‘phenomenal’, and also says Kohli is a quick learner from his mistakes.
Gavaskar said, “Virat’s consistency with the bat is beyond phenomenal. Against New Zealand, there was no question of him being denied a hundred. He got denied against the Australians but remember he learnt from that. He was not trying to run the ball to third man [against New Zealand], like he got out against the Australians in two of the five matches. Key to Virat Kohli’s consistency is that he learns from his mistakes and to then avoid those. That is what Virat keeps on doing. There will be some same dismissals because that’s what cricket is all about but if you have made a mistake and you try to avoid it. The bowlers will get you out because they will bowl you the odd good ball, that is accepted. But the thing that he learns from errors and avoids them, that is why he is so consistent”.