Citing soccer, Hussain, an astute reader of the sport that he’d performed for greater than a decade internationally, expressed his amazement at Kohli’s depth and his starvation to succeed.
“I think it’s his hunger for runs and his wanting to win. I watched him play football before, and sometimes football band etc. The Indian team plays football, and he plays as if it’s the World Cup final, the FA Cup final, the last game in the Premier League,” Hussain mentioned.
“He takes that into cricket, that’s why he’s so brilliant in a run chase. You give him a situation where he could win a game, whatever that game is, and that is all he is focused on. His drive for winning is second to none.”
Hussain, who led England from 1999 to 2004, was talking on Star Sports present ‘Cricket Connected’.
Kohli has been amassing huge runs for the previous few years however Hussain mentioned the India captain just isn’t frightened about private information. “I honestly believe that he’s not worried about stats or the only stat, that he’s worried about is the win-loss ratio,” he mentioned.
“I remember speaking to Duncan Fletcher about it when Duncan first saw him, he said, watch out for this lad, he has a real fight and character about him. And he was spot on! You can have his ability, you can have all the money and everything that goes with Virat Kohli. The thing that stands out from the rest is that he’s a winner.”
Fletcher was the coach of the Indian workforce from 2011 to 2015.
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