Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell, has referred India captain Virat Kohli as ”true champion”. Russell is currently playing for Northern Warriors in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 league and he was totally impressed with the classical technique of Virat Kohli on Wednesday, November 20.

The flamboyant player, Russell thinks that Virat Kohli is whom someone needs to put at least a couple of words together to actually describe him as a player. He shared his views recently.

Andre Russell

”He (Virat) is a tremendous player. Sometimes, you may have to put five-ten words together to actually describe him as a player. He is such a determined guy. Virat is a true champion. I just hope that he can keep entertaining the fans. He has been performing well in Test cricket, ODIs and T20I cricket. He is a proper all-round player. Virat’s technique is a lot different from mine,” he said.

Russell further added, “It’s more classical than mine. I am more awkward batter where my technique is not that smooth. My technique is all about power and brute force. I try to hit the ball as hard as possible off every delivery I face.”

Being defending World T20 champion, West Indies will be under immense pressure in the upcoming 2020 T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played in Australia next year, shared the all-rounder.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

He concluded, “A lot of pressure will be there on us. That’s why we are trying to play as a group and win as many series as we can from now onwards. We need to start playing some proper cricket. I hope that we can come and defend our title.”

Virat Kohli led India are all gearing up for the first-ever day-night Test against Bangladesh. The Test will begin from Friday, November 22. India already registered a convincing win in the first Test in Indore and will look forward to keeping their momentum on.