As cricket evolved over the years, so did the cricketing universe. With the advent of social media, fans seem more closer to their cricketing idols more than ever. Long gone are the days of writing letters to your favourite cricketers. Modern-day great Virat Kohli has amassed quite the fan following through his flamboyant disposition on and off the field. And Michael Vaughan’s son is one of them.
Talking to Cricbuzz, the former England skipper revealed, “My little boy is a little player and all he does is, always says to me, when Virat comes out to bat, just wake me up. As soon as Virat goes out getting caught at midwicket, he goes back inside to do something else. He’s that powerful with the kids. When you see shots like that fly off the middle of the bat without any real effort or doesn’t seem like any much effort going into the stroke – it’s just flying into the stands. He’s a special player, he’s an absolute genius.”
Captain Kohli, ever since his rise has not looked back. He has churned out some phenomenal performance over the years for the Indian cricket team and is arguably the best batsman across three formats of the game.
While talking about his batting, Vaughan commented, “The one thing I don’t worry about with Virat Kohli is his batting. There is no concern about his batting whatsoever. He is a wonderful player, he’s the best of the era across the formats, there is no doubts about that.”
“I worry about those three Tests that India have without him. I don’t see India being able to win those Tests without the Virat Kohli factor. He is that important for that Test team. His 100s will come. Once he gets one, probably he would get 3-or-4 together, he’s that good,” he added.
Kohli is currently in Australia playing against Aaron Finch and Co in the long-haul series of 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is, and 4 Tests. India started their campaign with 2 losses in the ODIs and thus conceding the series. They will take on the Aussies in the final ODI on Wednesday.