"No player can come near Virat Kohli," says ICC umpire Aleem Dar

Aleem Dar is an elite ICC umpire from Pakistan.

Virat Kohli | IANS

Virat Kohli is currently on another level, which is tough to be matched by other players, especially in limited overs cricket. The Indian skipper is respected across the cricketing world for his talent and has a good number of aficionados.

ICC umpire, Pakistan's Aleem Dar praised the 29-year-old for his high standards in batting. 

Rising Pakistani batsmen are often compared with the Indian stalwart, but Dar was clear with his opinion. He said there can not be another player like him and no one can come near the run-machine.

He said, "Virat Kohli is the world's best batsman in all formats," he said. Adding more to it Aleem opined, "Many people wish to copy Virat but I don't think there is any player who can come near him at the moment."

The right-handed batsman has many records to his name. One of the least known is, Virat is the first Indian to score more than 100 runs by running between the wickets. He achieved this feat in South Africa recently. He became the fifth batsman in ODI history to do so.

Not only in ODIs, he has a prestigious record by his name in Test too. Kohli is the first batsman to score 4 double-centuries in 4 consecutive Test series. This is the longest such sequence going past Rahul Dravid and Don Bradman who have done it in three back-to-back series.


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 10 May, 2018

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