“People become legends when they retire; Virat already became a legend at 30” – Yuvraj Singh

Virat Kohli has taken the Indian team to the next level, and is amongst the batsmen of modern-day cricket in all three formats.

Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli
Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli

Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has leapt massive praise for current India skipper Virat Kohli. The charismatic cricketer stated that where most of the cricketers become legends once they announce their retirement, Kohli had already reached that spot at the age of 30 years.

Modern Master Virat Kohli has achieved monumental heights in his career in international cricket. The Delhi cricketer played his maiden game back in 2008 at a time when the Indian contingent was loaded with several superstars of all time. However, he went past most of them in terms of records and achievements both as batsman and captain.

In a recent interview with The Times Of India, Singh talked about Virat Kohli’s hunger and consistency to remain at the top position across all three formats of the game.

“He was scoring a lot of runs and then he became captain. Sometimes you get bogged down, but when he became captain, his consistency became even better. At almost 30, he had achieved a lot of things. People become legends when they retire. At 30, he (Virat) already became a legend. It was really great to watch him grow as a cricketer. Hope he finishes on a high. Because he has got a lot of time,” Yuvraj told Times of India in an exclusive interview.

“I have seen Virat grow and train in front of me”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli celebrates after steering India to victory

The former cricketer highlighted that he has seen Kohli grow and train in front of him. The World Cup-winning all-rounder hailed the 32-year-old for always staying disciplined with his diet and training. 

“I have seen him grow and train in front of me. He was probably the hardest worker, very disciplined with his diet, very disciplined with his training. When he was scoring runs, you could see that he is somebody who wants to be the best player in the world. He had that kind of attitude. He has got that swag,” the all-rounder added.

Virat Kohli will now be seen in action leading the national side for the five Test matches in England, starting from August 4.

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