Kohli will be one of world's best: Jennings

Written by: Aprameya .C
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 11:16 [IST]
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'Kohli will be among world's top 4'

Bangalore, Mar 28: Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Ray Jennings described India's vice-captain Virat Kohli as a "fantastic human being" and added that the Delhi batsman will be among the top three or four batsmen in world cricket one day.

Kohli, who has been in tremendous batting form in the recent past, was rewarded for his success. He was made the vice-captain of the Indian team for the Asia Cup. And he has all the makings of a good captain.

The 23-year-old right-hander, who is a key member of RCB, came in for huge praise from Jennings.

The South African said that Kohli had grown at the rate which he was expected him to progress.

“Virat has grown at the rate that I expected him to progress," Jennings said on the opening day of RCB's preparatory camp here at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.

He continued: "He is a fantastic human being with a good cricketing brain and I had once said that he is the best 21-year old cricketer in the world and he will captain India one day.

"He will be among the top three or four batsmen in world cricket one day and I am extremely fortunate to have him in the side."

Jennings said that how "volatile" and "aggressive" Kohli can be. He thinks Kohli is one of the most aggressive cricketers in India and gives 100 per cent to the team.

"We all know how volatile and aggressive he is on the field. He is one of the most aggressive cricketers in India. He never lets up and he gives a 100 per cent and I enjoy having him in the side," Jennings added.

Kohli will join his RCB team-mates later as the Indian team left for South Africa on Wednesday to play a Twenty20 International on Friday.


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