Kohli has already become an ODI legend, says Sir Vivian Richards

"In my eyes, he is already legendary"

“In my eyes, he is already legendary”

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Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards believes that Virat Kohli has already become an ODI legend.

In fact, Richards praised Kohli so much that he even included him in his list of top 10 ODI batsmen.

Some of the other names to feature on Richards’ list are Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Clive Lloyd, Virender Sehwag and AB de Villiers.

“The last name on my list, but not the least by any means, is young Virat Kohli,” Richards said. “There might be some surprise regarding this pick because he is very young and has a lot of cricket to play still. But in my eyes, he is already legendary.

“At such a young age he has twice the number of ODI centuries than in Tests and he is such a confident player in limited overs. It is not to say he isn’t so in the longer format, but I really like his aggressive style in ODI cricket.

“Look at the way he started his career and the batsman he has become today. He is simply magnificent in whatever little time he has played as compared to others. He is only going to get better and better, and add to his list of achievements.”

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