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IPL 9: Maybe, there's no one like Virat Kohli, says Kane Williamson

Bangalore: New Zealand skipper and Sunrisers Hyderabad star batsman Kane Williamson heaped praise on Indian run-machine Virat Kohli, saying that the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain is a great player whom he admires a lot.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

Kohli has been in the form of his life over the past couple of months for his national side as well as his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, RCB. After winning the man of the tournament award in the recent World T20, Kohli has smashed three centuries in the ongoing ninth edition of IPL and is the leading scorer with 677 runs.

After his maiden T20 ton against Gujarat Lions, he followed it up with another one against Pune on Saturday.

'Great player'
"He (Kohli) is a great player. He is a player certainly whom I admire a lot, obviously like a lot of others do. It is his ability in T20 cricket and other formats and how he adapts from one format to the other all round the world is an incredible thing," Williamson said.

Virat Kohli hoicks one during the IPL-9  match between RCB and Gujarat Lions in Bangalore on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Virat Kohli hoicks one during the IPL-9 match between RCB and Gujarat Lions in Bangalore on Saturday. Pic/PTI

"Consistent as he is in T20 cricket, there may be no other player like him at the moment, but, well, there is David Warner who is also able to do that; it is also about keeping the benchmark for other players to strive to," he added.

When asked to comment on Kohli's aggressive nature on the field, he said, "I think he is comfortable the way he is, and plays the game his way."

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