Srinagar: Former Pakistan cricket team captain Rashid Latif has backed former India captain and star batsman Virat Kohli to come back in form and has compared him with the likes of Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.
Virat Kohli has been struggling for big runs. After enduring bad IPL season 2022, he failed in the Fifth England vs India Test in Edgbaston. Kohli has also been center of attention from English media for his hyper activeness on the field.
No former Pakistan cricket team captain, Rashid Latif has said that World cricket needs Kohli.
“I do believe, he will come back. I have some hopes. World cricket needs him. Because of the way he plays. In this very match at Edgbaston, he went and picked up a fight. Pange lete hai full, kabhi Leach se le liya, kabhi Root se le liya. So this is a positive sign that he will surely come back,” Latif said on his Youtube channel ‘Caught Behind.’
“Because he is a team man and he supports his players well. And the way he supports them, there is hope that he will come back,” Latif said.
Latif also made a prediction, saying Kohli, at the end of his career, might be in the same league as Sachin Tendulkar or Sir Don Bradman.
“These things happen in every player’s life. When he leaves cricket, his name will be on par with Sachin Tendulkar. Who knows it may be on par with ‘Sir’ Don Bradman,” he said.
Meanwhile Virender Sehwag had also backed Kohli to regain his lost touch. l
“I think his bad days are over. Ab lagta hai behtar din ayenge (I think now his better days will come) and they have already started. He has scored fifty in both the innings.” (Kohli scored a fifty in the 2nd innings and he scored 33 runs in the first innings of warm-up game)” Sehwag said Sony’s pre-match show ‘Extra Innings’ before the much-delayed fifth Test.