Former Indian cricketer and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association coach Amay Khurasiya is a big fan of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
He felt lucky to get a chance to watch their play in Indore, where Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore played each other in an IPL 2018 match last Monday (14 May).
However, Khurasiya could not get a chance to watch South African star batsman’s play, as De Villiers didn’t get chance to bat at Holkar Cricket Stadium, as Kohli and Parthiv Patel chased down the mare target of 88 to beat the KXIP by 10-wickets on 14 May.
But he witnessed the lovely masterstroke hit by Kohli in Indore, but the Khurasiya has to satisfy by watching ABD on Television.
Khurasiya told The Hindu that watching the play of De Villiers and Kohli is “like getting to watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in my hometown.”
The left-hander played only 11 One Day Internationals for India, as well as, was part of the 1999 World Cup squad, but never got a chance to play in the mega ICC event, saying, “It was very frustrating. I could have been considered for a game or two. I asked Captain Mohammed Azharuddin why I wasn’t; he had no answer.”
Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh coach loves Kohli’s aggression on the field as well as his attacking style of play, hoping the 29-year-old right-hander preserves himself like Sachin Tendulkar.
Khurasiya signed off by saying, “Kohli has the talent to become India’s most successful cricketer ever. I was mighty impressed by the double hundred he scored in the Indore Test against New Zealand in 2016 without hitting a single six; that was just a few months after scoring four hundreds in the IPL.”