IPL: There May Be No One Like Virat Kohli At The Moment, Says Kane Williamson
New Zealand skipper and Sunrisers Hyderabad star batsman Kane Williamson heaped praise on India’s run-machine Virat Kohli, saying he admired the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain a lot and that there may not be any player like him at the moment.
India Test skipper Kohli has been in the form of his life over the past couple of months for his national side as well as his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, RCB.
After winning the man of the tournament award in the recent World Twenty20, the Delhi-born batsman has smashed three centuries in the ongoing ninth edition of the cash-rich IPL and is the leading scorer with 677 runs.
After bringing up his maiden T20 ton against Gujarat Lions, he followed it up with a second against Rising Pune Supergiants. The 27-year-old blasted 109 runs off just 55 balls against Gujarat on Saturday to record his third century.
“He (Kohli) is a great player. He is a player certainly whom I admire a lot, obviously like a lot of others do. It is his ability in T20 cricket and other formats and how he adapts from one format to the other all round the world is an incredible thing,” Williamson told IANS in an exclusive interview.
“Consistent as he is in T20 cricket, there may be no other player like him at the moment, but, well, there is David Warner who is also able to do that; it is also about keeping the benchmark for other players to strive to,” he added.
The 25-year-old, who led the Kiwis to the semifinal stage in the World T20, is known to be a calm and composed skipper. When asked to comment on Kohli’s aggressive nature on the field, he said, “I think he is comfortable the way he is, and plays the game his way.”