Virat Kohli is very fortunate to have pool of players with great work ethic: VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman lavished praise on Virat Kohli's leadership skills and added that he sets the benchmark high for his men by inspiring them with brilliant individual performances.

Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 16:27 PM IST
Virat Kohli is very fortunate to have pool of players with great work ethic: VVS Laxman

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman reckons Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is very fortunate to have a pool of players at his disposal who possess great work ethic.

Laxman, who was one of the most elegant batsmen to watch during his playing days, said that the current lot of Indian players was suited to playing in all conditions across the world.

"Virat Kohli is very fortunate to have players from which he can chose depending on the playing conditions. They have really impressed not ony in Indian conditions but all over the world and all of them have great work ethic," Laxman told PTI on the sidelines of a promotional event by broadcast partner Star Sports.

The Hyderabadi cricketer lavished praise on Kohli's leadership skills and added that he sets the benchmark high for his men by inspiring them with brilliant individual performances.

"Kohli is an inspiration, a trendsetter for me as he inspires his colleagues to raise the benchmark. He is always looking for wins. He is flexible and has conveyed the message that he is here to win," Laxman said.

Talking about India's long Test season at home, Laxman said he was confident about them reclaiming the No. 1 spot in the traditional format.

"It's a great opportunity for India because they are going to play three quality Test playing countries. This India team has the potential to be the number one and they can be the best Test playing nation for a very long time," said Laxman.

Kohli-led India are all set to take New Zealand in a three-match Test series with the first game scheduled to begin at Kanpur from September 22.