'Tiger' on world's best batsman: "Obviously, it's Virat Kohli"

By April 01, 2020
'Tiger' on world's best batsman: "Obviously, it's Virat Kohli" circleofcricket.com

West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been talking to the media in India sharing his thoughts on who he believes is the best batsman in the world.

 The words of the Guyanese ‘Tiger’ carries some weight as he knows a thing or two about batting.

 During a career that spanned two decades, Chanderpaul played 164 Tests for the West Indies scoring an incredible 11,867 runs at an impressive average of 51.37. Only Brian Lara has scored more for the West Indies.

 Ranked number one in the world in 2009 and again in 2012, Chanderpaul racked up 30 Test centuries and 55 fifties during his career that saw him play his last Test against England in May 2015.

 He averaged 41.60 in ODIs while scoring 8778 runs that included 11 centuries and 59 fifties.

 Therefore, when he says he believes that India’s Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world now, you would be inclined to believe that there is a lot of merit to his opinion.

 Kohli is currently the No. 1-ranked ODI batsman, No. 2-ranked Test batsman and finds himself in the top 10 of T20I rankings.

 "Obviously, it's Virat Kohli. He has been working on all the aspects of his game, and the results are showing. He is working hard on his fitness; he works on his skills. You see him putting in the hard work, and he is one of those guys who always wants to do well," Shivnarine Chanderpaul said of the Indian captain who made his Test debut against the West Indies in June 2011.

 "He's proven it, day in and day out. You have to give credit to him for that. It's not easy to stay at the top of your game for so long. You got to put in your work, and the results are showing."

 Kohli has played 86 Tests during which he has scored 7240 runs at an average of 57.68 and has 27 centuries.

 

 

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