AB de Villiers says Virat Kohli’s “personality and mental strength” makes him the best ODI player


Virat Kohli is without a doubt one of the best batsmen in the world. His record speaks for itself. Last year, Kohli scored 2735 runs across all formats with 11 hundred. He also achieved the feat of breaking Tendulkar’s record to score the fastest 10,000 runs.

His batting brilliance has made him the highest paid cricketer in the world, he also made it to the Forbes top 100 richest athlete list last year. He is now also the 7th most popular athlete in the world according to ESPN.

Now South African cricketer AB de Villiers praised Virat Kohli and said that his personality and strength make his the best ODI player currently.

Virat’s performances over the last while have been incredible and I can’t see it stopping very soon. I have played with him for eight years now in the IPL and you can never take the class out of the guy,” de Villiers told sport24.

However, he is human after all and, like any other cricketer, he will go through patches from time to time where he has to go back to the basics and work his way through it again. I believe it’s his personality and mental strength that gets him through those moments and makes him the best ODI player in the world at the moment.

Do you guys agree with AB de Villiers?


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