The Indian cricket team has had their share of success when it comes to producing quality batsman who tend to dominate world cricket over a certain period of time. Talking about the present, the entire cricket fraternity is awestruck by the sheer consistency, mental strength, and unparalleled work ethic of India’s skipper – Virat Kohli.
The star batsman recently entered the list of the 10,000 runs a club in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in style, by becoming the quickest cricketer to achieve that accolade.
Meanwhile Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder and former captain – Mohammad Hafeez also shares the same sentiments with the majority of the cricket lovers by branding Virat Kohli as the greatest ever in a current lot of players, and that he’s miles ahead of every other player in the international circuit.
“When I look at the current batsmen in the international arena, I do not think anyone can come close to Kohli. He is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of ability to score runs. He is technically superior and mentally very strong,” Hafeez said.
Mohammad Hafeez quite recently made the big decision of calling it quits after the home series against New Zealand, from the longest format of the game, by stating that his time had come, and he wanted youngsters to now have a say while playing for Pakistan.
“I was planning to retire from Tests for the last few weeks and my decision was not based on my recent form. I had already sounded the Pakistan Cricket Board about my plans to retire from Tests. I felt the time was ripe for me to make an exit from the Test arena and give the youngsters in the team an opportunity to settle down,” he added.
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