Virat Kohli has been playing some terrific cricket in recent years. It has established him as one of the best batsmen to have played the game. He has thrashed many records and has achieved many heights. The cricketing world has been in all praise for the Indian captain but some former cricketers have expressed their criticism against Kohli. Former Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq once again came out saying something against Kohli.
Abdul Razzaq recently said to the Indian News channel that Virat Kohli is lucky enough to have got the support of BCCI. He said, “He is a good player but he is lucky that BCCI supports him and gives him confidence. The respect he receives from the board makes him do well and get good results”.
He went on to say that many Pakistani players who have the ability to become better than Kohli. He blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board for not being able to develop cricketers like Kohli. “I believe there are players in Pakistan who can become better than Kohli. Good players are neglected by our system in Pakistan and it is a tragedy. If you see Kohli, he has repaid the faith shown by the board with good performances”, he added.
A month ago, Razzaq had said that Kohli can not be compared with Sachin Tendulkar because he is playing in an era where teams don’t have as much strength as they did back in Sachin’s time. Before that, the ex-Pakistani cricketer also said he thinks Jasprit Bumrah is a baby bowler and he could have easily scored runs against the Indian pacer. Since his retirement, Razzaq had been off the limelight but his recent few opinions have spiked up his name in the air.
Kohli, on the other hand, has reached New Zealand where India will play a whole tour starting January 24. Kohli and co. will take on Kane Williamson’s side in 5 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.