When it comes to scoring, Virat Kohli is on par with six-hitters: Ambrose, Curtly

In anticipation of the second ODI during India’s tour of West Indies, the iconic Caribbean fast-bowling legend, Curtly Ambrose, openly expressed his profound admiration for the batting finesse displayed by Virat Kohli, deeming it as “highly delightful to behold.”

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image source: Twitter)

During the initial ODI, Kohli was not afforded the opportunity to bat, as the team management decided to promote young talents up the batting order. However, in the enthralling two-match Test series, the former Indian captain left an indelible mark by crafting a brilliant century during the drawn second Test.

Having emerged victorious in the Test series with a scoreline of 1-0, India’s cricketing prowess remained evident on foreign soil. Reflecting on the contrasting playing styles of Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Ambrose conveyed admiration for the latter’s captaincy and praised his ability to exhibit aggression when the situation demands.

In his eloquent description of Kohli’s batting prowess, Ambrose emphasized the elegance with which the Indian maestro constructs his innings. He lauded Kohli’s capacity to score at a rapid pace without resorting to excessive aggression.

While Kohli may not fit the traditional mold of a “six-hitter,” Ambrose acknowledged that the Indian batsman possesses the capability to match the speed of renowned “six-hitters” in the cricketing world. Ambrose reiterated his admiration for Kohli, labeling him a truly wonderful player, whose artistry is a pleasure to witness.

Despite not participating in the batting action during the initial ODI, Kohli made his impact felt on the field with a spectacular catch that dismissed Romario Shepherd. Demonstrating his fielding prowess, Kohli’s acrobatic efforts added to his team’s fielding brilliance.

In the forthcoming two ODIs, Kohli approaches an important milestone, as he stands a mere 102 runs away from achieving the illustrious feat of completing 13,000 runs in the 50-over format. Presently, he occupies the esteemed position of the fourth-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket, following the hallowed names of Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, and Ricky Ponting.

As cricket enthusiasts await the excitement of the upcoming ODIs, all eyes are on Virat Kohli, who continues to be a maestro of the sport, captivating fans with his artful batting and delightful strokes.

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