“No quantity of reward is sufficient for Virat Kohli the batsman and captain” – Parthiv Patel


Parthiv Patel has lauded Virat Kohli’s batsmanship and captaincy within the series-deciding last T20I towards England.

The Indian skipper top-scored with an unbeaten 80 to assist the hosts put up a large rating of 224/2 on the board. He then dealt with his bowling sources successfully as Crew India walked dwelling winners by 36 runs.

Throughout a post-match dialogue on Star Sports activities, Parthiv Patel spoke extremely of Virat Kohli’s batting and captaincy.

“No quantity of reward is sufficient for Virat Kohli the batsman and captain. He did an incredible job as a captain at the moment. He introduced the principle bowlers at any time when wickets had been required and adjusted the course of the sport,” mentioned Patel.

Whereas praising Virat Kohli’s knock, the previous Indian wicket-keeper identified that the opposite batsmen deserve equal credit score for taking the assault to the England bowlers and letting him play the anchor’s position.

“He was in good kind, had scored two consecutive half-centuries though he did get out early within the final match. However right here we have to reward the opposite batsmen as properly together with Virat Kohli as a result of they allowed Virat Kohli to play his personal sport. The pictures he performed, if there was energy from one aspect, he confirmed the silken contact on the different finish,” added Patel.

Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya performed blazing knocks to offer the much-needed thrust to the Indian innings. Virat Kohli additionally joined the occasion in direction of the latter levels of his innings, with the Indian captain and Pandya including 81 runs in lower than seven overs.


“Rohit Sharma has a distinct model of enjoying and Virat Kohli has his personal” – Aakash Chopra

Virat Kohli is known to get set before launching an attack on the bowlers
Virat Kohli is understood to get set earlier than launching an assault on the bowlers

Aakash Chopra highlighted Virat Kohli was attempting to play outdoors his consolation zone at first of the sequence, which led to his downfall.

“Everybody has their very own template. What works for you, could not work for the opposite participant. Rohit Sharma has a distinct model of enjoying and Virat Kohli has his personal. I used to be barely shocked when within the pre-tournament press convention he mentioned that they are going to be enjoying a distinct model of cricket. We noticed within the first match that he tried to hit extra and obtained dismissed for a duck whereas enjoying an enormous shot towards Adil Rashid,” mentioned Chopra.

The previous opener concluded by stating that the shape and magnificence of play exhibited by Virat Kohli after the primary match would have happy all Indian followers.

“Then he understood this is not going to work out. He scored three half-centuries. He begins slowly however after that he does not solely change the gear, he alters the sport itself. He has been completely excellent and that is the Kohli we had been all ready for,” signed off Chopra.

Virat Kohli was the very best run-getter within the sequence throughout the 2 groups, along with his 231 runs coming at a mean of 115.50. He was additionally named the participant of the sequence for his constant performances.


Printed 21 Mar 2021, 10:48 IST



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