Former India batsman VVS Laxman said that one of the biggest achievements of India skipper Virat Kohli was that his energy on the cricket field never seemed to drop
India skipper Virat Kohli. (AP Photo)
- Laxman said that he is always amazed by the intensity that Virat Kohli brings out on the field
- Always thought that he will burn out at some point but his energy has never dropped: Laxman
- Laxman also said that Kohli relishes to bat under pressure and is the ‘chase master’
Whether India wins or loses a match, one thing that’s for certain is that with skipper Virat Kohli on the field, there will be no dull moment. The ever-animated skipper is bound to push his players and bring out their best on the field in every single match.
At Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Wednesday, it was just the same. With Glenn Maxwell taking the attack to the Indian bowlers, it looked like Australia were on course to do a hat-trick of wins over India.
But as soon as he was dismissed, Bumrah and Co. wrapped up the game to give India a 13-run win in the 3rd ODI.
Former India batsman VVS Laxman said that he is always amazed by the intensity that Virat Kohli brings out on the field and said that one of the India skipper’s biggest achievements was to not face a burnt out in the sport.
“Oh yeah, phenomenal! I think, the way he has played in each and every series, the kind of intensity he has maintained each and every day, when he’s on the cricket field is unbelievable, because at some stage I thought that will be the biggest challenge for Virat Kohli, at some stages he will burn out, but not even once we have seen that energy drop down when Virat is on the cricket field, whether he is batting or he is fielding,” VVS Laxman said on The Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
The India great went on to talk about how Kohli over time has learnt to master the chase and ‘relishes’ under pressure.
“And under pressure, because if you see his one day record how many Hundreds did he get while chasing and then you know that you’ve got a target to achieve, there’s always a scoreboard pressure on him, but he relishes pressure, he relishes responsibility and that’s what gets the best out of him,” he added.