Virat Kohli is a powerful guy in world cricket: Mark Taylor

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor feels India skipper Virat Kohli is a very powerful guy in world cricket who treats that responsibility with great respect. Taylor also said that Virat Kohli does a very good job of being a statesman as well as an aggressive cricketer.

Virat Kohli flew to Australia from Dubai but the India captain will only play 1 Test, the opening day-night fixture in Adelaide, apart from the limited-overs series. Kohli will be heading home to be with his wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma for the birth of their child.

“I think he is a very powerful guy in world cricket, but I think he does a very good job to walk that fine line in being an aggressive cricketer and also a statesman. I think he’s doing it very well,” Taylor was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I think he treats that responsibility with great respect,” the former Australia skipper said. “He’s still very much his own person when you watch him play.

Mark Taylor revealed that he finds Virat Kohli being very respectful to the game and those playing it and those who have played it.

“I’ve always found him in the times I’ve spoken to him to be very respectful to the game and those playing it and those who have played it,” he added.

Team India are scheduled to play a series of 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 4 Tests starting with the 50-over games in Sydney from November 27 before the Border-Gavaskar series, which begins from December 17 in Adelaide.

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