Former India player and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, VVS Laxman, feels that Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are the true “role models” for the younger generation. The 46-year-old doesn’t feel there is any competition between Kohli and Williamson despite being two of the most celebrated cricketers in the world.
Both the batsmen share a good camaraderie off the field and have often spoken highly about one another.
Notably, Virat Kohli-led India and Kane Willamson’s New Zealand will take on each other in the upcoming final of inaugural World Test Championship, starting on June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Laxman expects the two men to lead from the front in the much-anticipated final.
“I don’t think there is a competition between Kane and Virat. Rather, there is a lot of mutual respect and admiration. Both of them are true role models, who have become an inspiration for the younger generation,” the 46-year-old told Sportstar.
Heaping praise on Kohli and Williamson, VVS Laxman also highlighted that both the skippers played a crucial role when India and New Zealand were going through a period of transition.
“The way they have led their respective sides, the way they have optimized their potential and talent is incredible. Kane was instrumental in the smooth transition of his team after Brendon McCullum and senior players of that side retired. It was similar for Virat,” the legendary batsman added.