Kapil Dev refuses James Anderson’s comments on Virat Kohli

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Former Indian Captain Kapil Dev takes a dig at England fast bowler James Anderson for his controversial comments on India star batsman Virat Kohli, said that Kohli is the batsman, who can score in overseas and he has not seen a cricketer like him.

English pace superhead James Anderson, who have controversial comments about Indian captain Virat Kohli saying Kohli had scored a mountain of runs in the home conditions.
On Tuesday, Kapil said about Indian test skipper at the launch of optical store Envee Optix at New Delhi, “Virat can very well play in all conditions. He is simply playing fabulous cricket. It is great to see an Indian play like this. I have never seen a cricketer like him.”
Virat Kohli, who has already scored 41 international centuries and averages more than 50 in all three formats of the game.
When asked Is he good enough to break Sachin Tendulkar’s records and is he better than his peers Joe Root and Steve Smith? Kapil replied, “All I would say is look at Virat’s record. That speaks for itself. The records show that he is the best at the moment.”

However, former Indian skipper said that it is too early to judge Kohli’s captaincy even though he has managed to win five consecutive Test series. Kapil Dev said on this matter, “It is too early. He has got a long way to go.”

The former India all-rounder also praised Indian spin sensation Ravichandran Ashwin, says, “He is one of the fabulous bowlers we have seen. Rather than he breaking my record or anyone else’s, what target he would set for others is more important.”

Former India coach Madan Lal was also part of the gathering, who also praised Kohli while articulating shock at England’s hopeless collapse in the ongoing five-match test series.

Madan Lal, who represented India in the 1980s, told PTI, “I was a bit surprised with England’s performance. They played very badly. They have not even played 30 percent of their caliber despite winning the toss a couple of times. India simply outclassed them.”

Former Indian coach said on Kohli, “He has created new passion in the team and has given confidence to all the players. A leader has to give a lot of confidence to the players and he has done that. His batting form has been phenomenal. Let people like Anderson say whatever they want, it doesn’t make a difference.”

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