Moin Khan

Moin Khan hails Virat Kohli as a modern-day great, credits MS Dhoni for changing the face of Indian cricket

Former Pakistan cricketer Moin Khan showered praises on Indian skipper Virat Kohli and regarded him as the best player of the current generation. He believes, Kohli will break many records and become a legend.

Kohli is considered as one of the best batsmen of the current generation. The 31-year-old has broken multiple records across all formats, having scored 26 Test hundreds and 41 ODI tons till now. The right-hander is also the leading run-getter in T20Is (2744) across the world.


“I see Kohli as the only one among the current generation of batsman who is destined to break many records as well as become a legend,” Moin Khan told GTV News channel.

Khan also credited former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, for changing the face of Indian cricket. He claimed that Dhoni added glory to the legacy which Saurav Ganguly left when he retired from the game.


“I credit Mahindra Singh Dhoni for changing the face of Indian cricket. He really turned them around and saw through what Sourav Ganguly had started. That is why India is producing so many quality players, and they have strong bench strength,” he added.

Pakistan’s former Test skipper, who ended his international career in the 2004 home series against India, expressed his disappointment with the current batch of batsmen and bowlers in the team. He claimed, the quality of batsmen and bowlers had gone down compared to the 1980s and 90s era.

“I look at the Pakistan team, and we lack match-winners or game changers like we had in the 80s or 90s. When I was in the team, they were so many match-winners, and we all knew someone would do it that day. That was class,” the Rawalpindi-born cricketer added further.


The legendary wicket-keeper for Pakistan also criticized head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for accepting the dual responsibility.

“In our cricket culture, which is different to other nations, this experiment is not working. Imagine the state of mind of a player in the dressing room. If he shares something about his game or personal life with the head coach, which players do, he must think twice about it because the head coach is also the chief selector,” Khan signed off.
The former wicketkeeper-batsman played 69 Tests and 219 ODIs for Pakistan. The 48-year-old scored 2741 runs in the longest format of the game, while in white-ball cricket, he smashed 3266 runs.


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