Yuvraj Singh has admitted that even the captaincy burden, which bogs people down, did not affect Virat Kohli, whom he hailed for becoming even more consistent under pressure. Looking back, Yuvraj also insisted that Kohli was one of the toughest workers with high discipline in training sessions.
At the age of 20, Virat Kohli was already destined to achieve great things, as he won the U19 World Cup for India in 2008. In 2011, he was actively between races and was also part of the Indian squad, which ensured the Cricket World Cup, at home, after a long time. Kohli never looked back in his career showing unrealistic consistency with the bat, becoming the top international run scorer among active cricketers.
Since being named a skipper, Kohli has already racked up 12,400 runs, averaging 62 across all three formats. Former Indian off-roader Yuvraj Singh admitted that Kohli’s consistency improved further after he became the captain of the national team. Before his time as a skipper, the right-hander had scored 10,475 runs, averaging 49.64.
“Virat Kohli was scoring a lot of runs and then he became the captain. Sometimes you get bogged down, but when he became captain, his consistency improved even more. At almost 30 years old, he has accomplished a lot, ”Yuvraj told the Times of India.
“People become legends when they retire. At 30 he already became a legend. It was really cool watching him grow as a cricketer. I hope it ends well, because it has a lot of time, “added Yuvraj.
While Kohli’s unreal consistency with the bat is praised, his influence on the national team, in terms of improving the national team’s fitness levels, has been an important part of the team becoming one of the teams. strongest in the world. Yuvraj insisted that Kohli was one of the hardest working players with a view to being disciplined in every training session.
“I have seemed to grow and train in front of me. He was probably the hardest worker, very disciplined with his training. When he scored runs, you could see that he is someone who wants to be the best player in the world. He had that kind of attitude. He has that style, “added Yuvraj.