Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja lauded India skipper Virat Kohli and gave him the title of the ‘modern-day Viv Richards’. Raja made this comment while talking about Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav and why they should lucky to save someone like Virat Kohli.
“He (Ishan Kishan) was lucky to have a partnership with Kohli because he is a modern-day great and in my view he is a modern-day Viv Richards. It would have given Ishan Kishan confidence and we can expect a lot from him in the future,” Raja said on his YouTube channel.
While Ishan Kishan had scored 56 on his T20I debut against England, Suryakumar Yadav slammed 57 in the second match of the ongoing series against the visitors.
“Ishan Kishan has great potential and talent. Ishan does terrific power-hitting, he is short-heighted but times the ball sweetly, plays on both offside and leg-side and hits sixes. On the day he is a game-changer and made a brilliant half-century on debut,” said Raja.
“He played with freedom and he has come in a great environment where the captain at the non-striker’s end claps on his every shot. He has been given the license that we are changing the direction of our batting and you go and hit sixes and fours. If you get out in the process, no problem,” he said.