Gambhir speaks on Kohli’s ‘greatness’


Virat Kohli has been quite consistent and looked in good touch with the bat in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy thus far. Experts and former cricketer believe that Kohli is all set to put an end to his century draught in the longest format.

Kohli scores 25000 international runs

Kohli meanwhile became the fastest to reach 25000 international runs. He took 549 innings to score the runs while Sachin Tendulkar took 577 innings, Ricky Ponting 588 innings, Jacques Kallis 594 innings, Kumar Sangakkara 608 innings, and Mahela Jayawerdene 701 innings. Reacting to the same, Gautam Gambhir said that the best part of Kohli is that the latter has been successful in all conditions.

“I don’t know about the list but the best part of Virat Kohli is that he has performed the same in India and in Australia, in South Africa. There will be an Australia or a South African in the list, but you have to compare their numbers in the subcontinent as well. Kohli is a master of the 50-overs format but in Test cricket too he has scored 27 hundreds, and 28 fifties. He has centuries in England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies. What more can you achieve?”

Gambhir on Kohli’s greatness

Speaking to Star Sports, he further explained how it is ‘no joke’ to score 25000 international runs. “Scoring 25 thousand runs is no joke. He has seen a lot of ups and downs but has remained consistent. Your game goes through a lot of changes. Your stance changes, your technique changes, your strengths and weaknesses change, your mode of dismissals become different, your emotions change and if you can factor in all of that, control all these things and score these many runs then you are a great.”

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