Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones was all praises for Indian Skipper Virat Kohli as Team India puts on a victory show yet again.
While India still sinks in the happiness with the historic win against Australia, there’s one guy who is outshining every moment in the world cricket. Virat scored his 39th one-day international ton in the second ODI between India and Australia at the Oval, Adelaide. Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones is all praises as he mentioned about Kohli being the greatest ODI player of all time followed by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli however didn’t have a particularly great start to the three-match ODI series, as he was sent back to the pavilion after scoring a mere three runs in the first match which India lost by 34-runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Kohli, however, was back in action in the 2nd ODI at Adelaide scoring a brilliant 104 off 112 balls in pursuit of a total of a 299 runs set by Australia, which assisted to level the series 1-1.
Jones also stressed the fact that out of Kohli’s 39, 32 tons had helped India win. The Indian skipper now has 11 centuries in Australia which is the most by any visiting batsman.
“I’ve noticed now that 32 of Virat Kohli’s 39 hundred in One-day cricket have come in a winning cause. He now has 11 international hundred in Australia, the most in all formats by visiting batsmen. He’s such a magnificent player and I get the feeling, with all due respect to Sachin Tendulkar, that he will be known as the greatest One-day player of all time,” Jones wrote in his column for Times of India.
As India wrapped up the series in their favor, they’ll be looking forward to playing in New Zealand, wherein the men in blue are scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20Is starting from January 23.
Virat Kohli is widely hailed as the best batsman in the world across formats. Kohli has been in sensational form since the tour of Australia back in 2016. That year, he scored 3 ODI hundreds from 10 matches before hammering 6 ODI hundreds in 2017. In 2018, Kohli was the highest run-scorer in one-day internationals and smashed 6 hundreds. And with records after record, Kohli is proved to be the best captain and player a team could ever get.