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If you need someone as your role model, he should be Virat Kohli: Steve Waugh to son

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh seems to be too impressed with Virat Kohli and his aggressive batting style as he wants his son to emulate the Indian Test skipper.

Updated: Sep 11, 2015, 09:44 AM IST
If you need someone as your role model, he should be Virat Kohli: Steve Waugh to son

New Delhi: Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh seems to be too impressed with Virat Kohli and his aggressive batting style as he wants his son to emulate the Indian Test skipper.

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"I have a 16- year-old son (Austin Waugh) and I have told him 'if you need someone as your role model, I think he should be Virat Kohli'.

“He (Austin) should aspire to play like him,” Waugh told Mumbai Mirror.

The mainstay of Indian batting line-up Kohli has played 161 ODIs thus far and has 22 hundreds under his belt with a healthy average of above 50. In Test cricket too, Kohli has proved his mettle with 11 tons in mere 37 matches.

With a word of caution, Waugh also claimed that the 27-year-old Indian will go down as an all-time great.

“Technically, he is fantastic. I think he is probably the best batsman in the world. I like aggression in players, if it can be controlled. Sometimes, Virat crosses the line a little bit, but I like his passion.

"Virat Kohli will go down as an all-time great,” added Waugh.