Sunil Gavaskar Finds Similarities between Viv Richards and Virat Kohli

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar shared that Virat Kohli’s batting style is similar to the former West Indies legend Viv Richards. While speaking on Star Sports show ‘Winning the Cup — 1983’, Gavaskar revealed that. While Richards is considered one of the best in all time, Kohli is one of the best in his generation.

He said, “It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease. Similarly, if you look at Virat Kohli’s batting today, in the same ball and same line, he will use his top hand and score a boundary towards the extra cover region and will use the bottom hand and score a boundary towards the mid-on and mid-wicket region. That’s why Virat Kohli is considered as the No. 1 player because he bats exactly like Viv Richards. Earlier, Gundappa Vishwanath, VVS Laxman used to bat like this.”

Recently, another former India batsman Kris Srikkanth also compared Virat Kohli to another legendary all-rounder of India – Kapil Dev, under his leadership India won their first-ever World Cup in 1983. That World Cup triumph had changed the scenario of the game in the country as well.

“Virat Kohli and Kapil Dev’s approach are the same. Positive and aggressive. Go for the win first,” Srikkanth said on Cricket Connected – ‘Aattam Thodarum’ on Star Sports 1 Tamil.

Currently, the entire world has come to a standstill because of the COVID-19 outbreak and all the sporting events have also been cancelled or postponed which also included the 13th edition of the cash-rich tournament – Indian premier league. Even there is no call taken on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place later this year in Australia.

However, the situation is getting better in some places which is why Cricket Australia have announced the fixture. Even the West Indies team has reached England for their upcoming series next month.

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