Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Tuesday heaped praise on India’s Test captain Virat Kohli,saying he is better than legend Sachin Tendulkar in critical moments.
“Cricket has had eras. In the eighties, it was Viv Richards, and then you had Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar who stood out. Virat Kohli is one of the most complete players I’ve seen. He’s so versatile; he plays on both feet, and on all sides of the field,” Khan told Hindustan Times.
“Apart from his talent and technique, he has a very good temperament. His temperament is better than Sachin’s,” he added.
Talking about the Indo-Pak T20 World Cup match held earlier in March, Imran said, “It was very painful watching Pakistan lose, but Kohli played a very good game. I look at batsmen from a bowler’s point of view and I think of how to get them out. Just look at how Kohli plays in difficult situations. He’s better than anyone. I’d say he’s the best internationally, today. You can back him to play any match.”