Mohinder Amarnath, the former India player, has backed Virat Kohli after Team India’s drubbing at the hands of New Zealand in the finale of the World Test Championship. According to him, fans shouldn’t ridiculed Virat Kohli following one bad performance.
The Kiwis defeated India by 8 wickets despite rain washing off two days. Amarnath, the member of India’s 1983 World Cup winning team, called Virat a once in a generation cricketer and also compared him to Ricky Ponting and the legendary Si Vivian Richards.
“Virat Kohli is a great player and a very good captain also. We shouldn’t be emotional; we have many expectations and when our expectations don’t get fulfilled, we start looking for something on which we can put the blame,” Amarnath was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times.
“Definitely he (Virat) is doing a fantastic job and a player like him comes once in a generation. Cricket will keep on moving forward and when there are so many facilities and you play for a whole year obviously your self-confidence increases.
“In Virat Kohli, I see both Viv Richards and Ricky Ponting so you can imagine how good a batsman Virat is. And with experience, his performances are improving and it’s important for him to continue as captain,” he added.