Shane Warne has put his confidence in Virat Kohli predicting that the Indian skipper would have an unbelievable series when India tour England and Ireland in July this year. Warne added that the even legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara could not do what Kohli is doing right now.
Despite Kohli’s dominance on the global stage, one country that the Delhi-born batsman has failed to perform in was England. But Australian spin legend Shane Warne opined that all that would change after July as Kohli was set to have an unbelievable series in the United Kingdom.
India will play three T20Is, three ODIs, and five Tests during the course of their time in England. This will be followed by a trip to Australia sometime during December-January. Warne further lavished praise on Kohli, who already has 35 ODI centuries to his name, just 14 behind Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar (49), stating that not even legends like Tendulkar and Lara could emulate what Kohli does while batting second in a match.
“I think the way Virat plays and you look at his numbers and it's uncanny how many times he has got hundreds in ODI cricket chasing totals down. I don't think anyone, not even Sachin could do what Virat's done. We know Sachin and Brian Lara were the two best players of all time in our generation. But Virat and AB de Villiers; it's very difficult to separate those guys,” Warne added.