Virat Kohli, the titan of Indian cricket, continues to inscribe his name in the annals of the sport’s history with resplendent achievements. The right-handed batter’s illustrious career reads like a saga of records in which he recently etched a new chapter by matching the legendary Sachin Tendulkar‘s unparalleled feat of 49 ODI centuries. In a breathtaking display of skill and determination, Kohli reached this monumental milestone during India’s clash against South Africa in the ODI World Cup 2023.

As Virat continues to enthrall cricket enthusiasts with his captivating performances, West Indies cricketing great Sir Vivian Richards has shared his thoughts on the Indian cricketing maestro.

Virat Kohli’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023

In the grand stage of the ODI World Cup 2023, Virat is delivering a masterclass in batting as the latter has amassed a staggering 543 runs across eight matches. His remarkable performance bore the hallmark of consistency and excellence, boasting an astonishing average of 108.60. Amidst the intensity of the tournament, the Delhi-born cricketer’s willow danced its symphony, composing two glorious centuries and four elegant half-centuries.

Vivian Richards’ thought on Virat Kohli

Richards hailed Virat as an unparalleled talent in the world of cricket, emphasizing that his exceptional skills and enduring consistency place him among the pantheon of all-time greats alongside legends like Sachin. A long-standing admirer of the former Indian skipper, Richards underlined Virat’s irrefutable claim to cricketing greatness.

“There have been a whole host of talented individuals on show but to top them all, you cannot look past Virat Kohli. I am a huge fan of Virat, I have been for a long time, and he continues to show why he has to go down as one of the all-time greats, right up there with the likes of the great Sachin,” Richards wrote on the ICC portal.

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Vivian Richards’ take on Virat Kohli’s mentality

The Caribbean cricketing crackerjack further emphasized Virat’s exceptional mental fortitude as a defining trait that sets him apart. He noted that the Delhi-born cricketer’s exceptional mental strength has been pivotal in propelling him to his current level of play, underscoring that such resilience is a rare and remarkable quality in both players and individuals.

“Virat is a go-getter and what sets him apart is his mental strength. He will have backed himself throughout, and on the occasions in the past in which I have chatted with him and we have discussed things, his mental strength has always been evident. That has been key to pushing him through to how he is playing now. Very few players, or people, are built like that,” Richards added.

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