Former West Indies captain Brian Lara believes that Virat Kohli is on par with Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of dedication to the game. KL Rahul is also on par with Virat Kohli in terms of talent. He said this in an interview given to a news agency.
Lara said, “He is a fan of Kohli for taking the batting to an incredible level. He further said, apart from preparing for Virat, it is also a matter of his extraordinary dedication to cricket. I don’t think he (Kohli) is more talented than KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma. But his (Kohli) dedication in preparing himself makes him different. “
The former West Indies captain said that Kohli would find a place in the best team of all time, whether it was Clive Lloyd’s 70s unbeatable team or Sir Don Bradman’s 1948 World Winning team. He is a batsman who cannot be omitted from any team. In every format of the game, whose average is more than 50, such players are very less.
Ben Stokes ‘Ashes Headingley Test innings was exceptional’
The Caribbean batsman also praised England all-rounder Ben Stokes for his innings in the World Cup final and the Ashes series.
Stokes has gone through a bad phase in the last few years. This includes the Bristol pub controversy, which led to him being suspended. He (Stokes) came back as a strong player after recovering from that. “
Lara said- earning money by playing the T20 league is not bad
Regarding most of the West Indies players to play in the T20 league, he said, every cricketer has his own choice. This was also seen during the time of Carrie Packer in the 70s. This is not new.
He said, “Every player will not get a chance in the West Indies team, so if there is a chance to earn money by playing T20 league, then there is no harm in it.” Lara said look at the Indian cricket team, they have IPL is. But they are also excited about Test cricket and the rest of the format.