'Virat Kohli a special blend of consistency and power': Matthew Hayden lauds RCB skipper
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden today heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying that the current India Test skipper is a special blend of consistency and power while batting
Mumbai: Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden today heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying that the current India Test skipper is a special blend of consistency and power while batting. "Virat is a special blend of consistency, power, presence of mind and passion for the game. I think those elements are addictive in a personality," Hayden said.
Kohli, who is in his form of life, scored over 900 runs in the recently concluded IPL, which included four hundreds, but ended on the losing side after the Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the summit clash.
Hayden, known for his aggression during his playing days, was present for an awards function in the city on Monday. "The game needs to have big personalities, big characters that allow the game and followers to almost polarise an audience. Cricket lovers like Kohli arguing with the umpires and engaging in sort of more combative style which is appropriate to Australian cricket," Hayden said. "We love that about him (Kohli). We would love him for that and we do like people that way," said the former opening batsman.
Hayden described his compatriot and opener David Warner as "passionate, so determined, incredibly skillful and obviously
more powerful than Virat".
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