In an exclusive interview with Manas Tapadar of Sports Flashes, former World Cup-winning captain of the West Indies cricket team, Clive Lloyd spoke highly about Virat Kohli and that he loves watching him bat.
“He (Kohli) is top drawer box office, terrific cricketer. I like watching him because he plays all the shots you can think of. He is a very exciting cricketer,” said Lloyd.
When asked about the upcoming clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, Lloyd said, “India always has a good rivalry with Pakistan. But then again, they have got to play other teams like West Indies and England. You have got some good teams to play so you should be in good form,” he said.
The 74-year-old backed the Indian team as the Men in Blue have been in decent form off-late. “India is playing extremely well. They have got a good all-round team and should qualify for the semi-finals. If they do, they must be one of the favourites for the World Cup.”
“India has got good spinners and fast bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best quick bowlers around. He is well supported by the others. The problem is Shikhar Dhawan will be out for a while, as he is in good form and a good striker of the ball. You need somebody to replace him,” he added.
Lloyd also spoke about the most exciting moments so far in the ongoing World Cup.
“Some of the catches that were taken and the large scores people are chasing down. Now, 300-330 is not a score that could definitely win a match for you. It’s a high-quality World Cup, I would say,” he said.
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