"I wouldn't consider myself the GOAT"- Kohli picks two Greatest Players of all Time
The biggest talk in the game of cricket is who is the greatest player of all time, or "G.O.A.T" of cricket. Fans have different opinions on it. However, some believe that the former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, is one of those players who is the "G.O.A.T" in the game.
But what does Virat himself think about this? The 33-year-old has shown some great form in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia and has scored two consecutive half-centuries in two matches. He also played one of the best innings of the game against arch rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which helped India to a historic win.
India were in trouble at 31/4 and from there on, he took the game deep and finished it in favour of the Men in Blue. He remained not out on 82* off 53, with four sixes and six boundares. That inning sparked a debate over who was the "Greatest of All Time."
And with the consistency Virat has shown in the past decade, it has definitely given him an edge to win this debate. However, he has denied such claims of being the "G.O.A.T" in cricket. In fact, Virat has named two players in history who can get this remarkable tag.
Virat has named Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former West Indies player Viv Richards as the two "G.O.A.T" for him in this game.
In an interaction on Star Sports, when asked about the most googled question about "G.O.A.T" in cricket, Virat picked two legendary cricketers who can justify this tag.
He said, "No, I wouldn't consider myself the GOAT of cricket. For me only 2 people qualify for it. Its Sachin Tendulkar and Viv Richards."
Since his debut for India in 2008, Virat has spent nearly five years alongside Sachin Tendulkar. Both were also part of the 2011 World Cup winning squad. On the other hand, Sachin has also called Viv Richards his idol and to whom he looked while playing the game in his early days.