Virat Kohli with Kapil Dev. (Source: Twitter)

Former India player Krishnamachari Srikkanth has compared the present captain Virat Kohli to the ex-skipper Kapil Dev. Srikanth has said that Kohli and Kapil Dev have one similarity and that is not giving up in any circumstances.

“I’ve played along with Kapil Dev and I’ve been the chairman of selection committee for choosing Virat Kohli and I can tell you, both of their attitudes are absolutely the same,” Srikkanth said on Cricket Connected.

Srikanth was a part of the Indian team that lifted the 1983 World Cup under Kapil Dev’s captaincy while Virat led the side in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. India reached the semis before losing to New Zealand.

Kohli has been known for his zeal and dedicated hard work bot on and off the field. While his social media handles are flooded with videos of him working out rigorously, Kohli’s on-field performances are no less.

He has been breaking records with every passing year. The right-handed batsman has an average of over 50 in all three formats. Kohli has so far scored 7240 runs in Tests while amassed 11,867 runs in the ODIs. He has been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In 2016, Kohli scored 973 runs in the season that included four tons. Kohli has been a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup while playing an important role in the side’s winning triumph in the 2013 Champions Trophy. The Indian skipper became the first Indian to score a hundred on the World Cup debut. He achieved the feat against Bangladesh in 2011.