England cricketer Haseeb Hameed once called Virat Kohli best ODI batsman of all time
Virat also branded Haseeb as a bright prospect for England who looks destined to become a star in future.
New Delhi: Young English batsman Haseeb Hameed, who drew massive attention and affection from cricket fans not just in England but all across the globe, expressed his gratitude towards Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, who had a long chat with him after completion of the 3rd Test between India and England at Mohali.
This was a great moment for me as well. A really sincere and honest guy. Grateful for his time, minutes after his side had won the game. https://t.co/UNleNotolt
— Haseeb Hameed (@HaseebHameed97) December 2, 2016
Haseeb, who had to be ruled out of the remaining two Tests, after he broke his finger in the 3rd Test. The 19-year-old, who opens the innings, came out at No. 8 in 2nd innings of Mohali Test and scored an unbeaten half-century.
Hameed's tweet on Virat Kohli and his experience in India would have won hearts of many Indians but what might come out as an overwhelming news is that the young Englishman has always been in awe of the Indian captain.
In January 2016, Haseeb also ran a poll on his official twitter account asking if Kohli is the best ODI batsman of all time.
Is @imVkohli the Best One Day (50 Overs and T20) Batsman of All Time?
— Haseeb Hameed (@HaseebHameed97) January 29, 2016
In March, he also called the Indian Test skipper as the best One Day player of all time.
THE best One Day player of all time #Kohli
— Haseeb Hameed (@HaseebHameed97) March 27, 2016
Virat, on the other hand, branded Haseeb as a bright prospect for England who looks destined to become a star in future.
“He is great prospect for England and definitely going to be a future star in all forms if persists with his skill. Really impressed and that’s why I patted him on the back, innings full of character and something to applaud.”