Enamoured with his might and prowess exhibited across all formats of the game, West Indies legend Brian Lara has showered huge praise of Indian skipper Virat Kohli that he sits not just at the top position in the modern-day cricket but is among the best to have ever played the game.
6,331 runs at 54.48 across 73 Tests, quickest to reach 10,000 ODI runs with 10,232 of them in just 208 innings, a dominating batsman across all formats and conditions, at the age of just 30, Virat has definitely carved out a place in the history for himself, already.
This is where, when asked about him in an interview with India TV, Lara said, "I've played with and against great players. I've been with Viv Richards, Richie Richardson and played against Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jaque Kallis and Virat Kohli is up there with the very best."
"I believe his work ethic and the way he plans his career, it's built on a certain amount of efficiency. I'm amazed by that and his numbers speak for himself," but he expressed, "I'm not going to compare as Tendulkar and Virat are from different eras," and reiterated, "You just got to appreciate every single moment you've had the opportunity to see them."
Lara also gave his opinion on India's chances against Australia in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy and said, "It's all about getting 20 wickets. You've got to have a bowling attack that can get the opposition out twice and the batting power to get the runs and the combination has to be right."
"India can do it, he's (Virat) has gone down there and performed well. Everyone is worried about the bouncy pitches in Australia but I think he will come out with flying colours, India do have an opportunity at hand."
"Australia's is always a tough team at home but they are without a few of their stars, so let's see what happens," he affirmed.