SA vs IND 2018: Mohinder Amarnath hails Virat Kohli as "Superman" of Team India

South Africa will have to do something extraordinary to come back in the ODI series, says Amarnath.

 Mohinder Amarnath | Livemint

Former Indian all-rounder –Mohinder Amarnath, who was part of India's 1983 World Cup-winning Team, on Friday, hailed Virat Kohli as the Superman of the current Indian team. He is also confident that the current Indian Cricket Team under the leadership of amazing Kohli will dominate the world.

In his column for Times of India, Mohinder Amarnath wrote, “India are champions in one-day cricket and have been playing like the No. 1 team they are. Once again, it is amazing to see the way Virat Kohli is playing. It's very rare that you get a performance so consistent coming from a captain. He has been unbelievable over the last few years by setting an example for the team and winning games on his own. He's like the Superman of the team, so we can't go wrong anywhere we play.”

He further wrote about India's SA tour, “It has been a fantastic all-round performance by India. They have carried the confidence of their win in the final match of the Test series into the one-dayers. And when your captain leads from the front, things really change. We have seen teams struggling in the Test series, but have come back very well in the one-day series. England are another example of this: they struggled right through the Ashes but came back to win the ODI series comfortably.”

Commenting on Indian bowlers, Amarnath said, “Bumrah, for me, is one of the key players in the side now. He has done well in Tests and has always been a fantastic performer in the shorter versions of the game. He's one of those pacers who is very hard to pick and handle initially. Overall, the bowling has been fantastic, and it's very obvious that South Africa are poor players of quality spin that Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have dished out. The combination of both spin and pace is putting a lot of pressure on them, and India have been able to control the ODI series things from the word go.”

Meanwhile, the legendary is worried about the One Day future of South African side, saying, “South Africa have a lot of worries. With their main stars like de Villiers and Amla not getting any younger, and no replacement for them in sight, they are going to struggle in the future.”

Amarnath signed off by saying, “It won't be a surprise if they go the West Indies way in the long run. The selection system is also a little to blame as you can lose out on talent if you compromise. The hosts will have to do something extraordinary to come back in this series but the way India are playing, I see them winning this series comfortably.”

By Rashmi Nanda - 10 Feb, 2018

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