Virat Kohli can score runs in all conditions, even with sunglasses on: Kapil Dev's response to James Anderson
The 28-year-old has already scored 41 international hundreds and averages more than 50 in all three formats.
New Delhi: Lashing out at England pacer James Anderson for his controversial comments on Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, former Indian cricket skipper Kapil Dev lavished praise on the Delhi batsman saying he was in fabulous form and could score runs in any conditions.
While the cricket fraternity was bowled over after Kohli slammed his third double ton of the year, England bowling spearhead James Anderson triggered a controversy when he credited flat tracks for the Delhi batsman's run-scoring spree.
"I'm not sure he's changed," Anderson said. "I just think any technical deficiencies he's got aren't in play out here. The wickets just take that out of the equation.
"We had success against him in England, but the pace of the pitches over here just take any flaws he has out of the equation. There's not that pace in the wicket to get the nicks, like we did against him in England with a bit more movement. Pitches like this suit him down to the ground.
Reacting to the pacer's remarks, India's World Cup winning skipper said, "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."
On a lighter note, Kapil went on to say that Kohli can even score runs with his sunglasses on, considering he is in the form of his life.
The 28-year-old has already scored 41 international hundreds and averages more than 50 in all three formats. With a comprehensive win against England at Wankhede, Kohli became the first Indian skipper to lead the team to five successive Test series wins in a row.