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Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes India skipper Virat Kohli’s “hunger and passion for the game” is the reason why he is a cut above the other batsmen in the sport.
Kohli has been in phenomenal form coming into the World Cup, and many people will be eagerly waiting to see how he performs in India’s opener against South Africa on Wednesday.
Misbah also pointed out that Kohli is in a class of his own since he is eager to be there till the end whenever he comes out to bat and constantly has his sights set on making big scores.
“You can see how passionate Kohli is about the game, and that is why he works so hard on his game, skills and his fitness,” he told the Gulf Times. “When he is on the ground, he is competitive because he is passionate, the hunger is there and he wants to win every time.
“That passion gives him everything; that is why he is disciplined and more hard-working. He wants to be there till the last ball is bowled and wants to score big in every game. After scoring so many runs and centuries, he still has the hunger and passion for the game and wants to do better than last time. That’s the difference between him and the others.”