West Indies legendary batsman, Brian Lara has lavished praise on the Indian captain, Virat Kohli, labelling him the greatest batsman in the world at the moment. He added that Kohli is way ahead of any other batsman in the current era.
Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar remains Lara's all-time favourite but in today's world, he termed Kohli as the best.
"He (Virat Kohli) is a run machine. But sorry to say Sachin Tendulkar is my choice. But getting back to your question, no doubt there is a huge gap between Virat Kohli and the rest of the world in all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma might have got four centuries in this World Cup, (Jonny) Bairstow or whatever, if you want somebody to bat in T20, T10, 100 balls (cricket) or Test cricket, it is going to be Virat Kohli today,” Lara said.
Lara, who amassed 22358 in international cricket, also praised Tendulkar’s services crediting his ability to score prolifically away from home as paving the way for future Indian cricketers to follow his footsteps.