The ex-Australian skipper, Ian Chappell, considers Virat Kohli, the Indian batsman, as the most perfect batsman across the world in all formats of the game.
In the big names of cricket such as Joe Root, Rohit Shamra, and Kane Williamson, Ian has chosen Virat as the best batsman who has a grip on every type of shot perfectly.
Ian Chappell has also praised Kohli’s form and fitness due to which he executes brilliancy in the field.
Comparing Virat Kohli to Viv Richards, Ian thinks Virat resembles that veteran of his time.
Ian Chappell claims Virat Kohli as the best batsman across all formats
“We did an interview with him the last time that India were here (in Australia). One of the things that he talked about was why he didn’t play the fancy shots, the innovative shots of, particularly T20 cricket. And he said that he didn’t want it to creep into his batting in the longer form of the game,” Ian Chappell said.
“And if you look at the best short-form player in the time that I played, it was Viv Richards. Viv just played normal cricket shots. But he played them so well and he placed the ball so well that he was able to score at a very, very fast rate. Kohli is the same. He just plays the traditional cricket shots but he plays them very well. He hits them in the gaps,” the cricketer-turned-commentator added.
“I think the other thing that stands out with Kohli is his fitness and his running between the wickets. The way he pushes himself running between the wickets, he is incredibly fit. Some of his performances are quite amazing,” Chappell added.