‘Cristiano Ronaldo of Cricket’, ‘from another planet’: Former England skippers praises Virat Kohli

Team India’s swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli played a sensational innings to pull off an improbable heist in the opening game of 3 match ODI series against England.

Kohli scored 122 runs off 105 deliveries and his 27th century earned him praise not only from Indian cricket fraternity but also from the former English players.


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Nasser Hussain

Well, former England skipper Nasser Hussain compared Kohli to Real Madrid and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo during his analysis on Sky Sports.


“I think what Kohli is trying to do is push the boundary and raise the bar of everything he does,” said Hussain. No-one says to him ‘being captain in three forms is too much for you’, no one says ‘you can chase 300 but can you chase 350 from 63-4?” said Nasser.

“I read out here that he prefers (Cristiano) Ronaldo to (Lionel) Messi. Messi was given a lot of natural ability but he prefers Ronaldo, who has made himself the footballer that he is and pushed himself on and off football pitch — and that is what Kohli has done in cricketing terms,” he added.

Michael Vaughan

Meanwhile, another former England skipper Michael Vaughan praised Kohli saying that he is ‘from another planet’. In his tweet, he also said that Kohli is the best player in all the three formats.

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