Virat Kohli is passionate but David Warner more powerful than him, says Matthew Hayden

Haydos was full of praise for Kohli as well, who was a revelation in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Last Updated: May 31, 2016, 17:42 PM IST
Virat Kohli is passionate but David Warner more powerful than him, says Matthew Hayden

New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden has said that even though Virat Kohli is a more passionate cricketer, when it comes to power, his Australian compatriot David Warner is better than him.

Speaking on the sidelines of Ceat Cricket Rating awards function, Hayden described Warner as "passionate, so determined, incredibly skillful and obviously more powerful than Virat".

However, at the same time, Haydos was full of praise for Kohli as well, who was a revelation in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.

"Virat is a special blend of consistency, power, his presence of mind, and his passion for the game. I think those elements are addictive in a personality.

The game needs to have big personalities, big characters that allow the game and followers to almost polarise an audience. Cricket lovers like Kohli arguing with the umpires and engaging in sort of more combative style which is appropriate to Australian cricket," Hayden said.

Kohli, who has been in the form of his life since the beginning of this year, slammed 973 runs in IPL 2016, including four centuries.

While he managed to take RCB into yet another final with his purple match, they couldn't win the trophy as Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched their maiden title.