Former Fastest Sprinter Yohan Blake Praises Virat Kohli

Being one of the most magnificent players of the times, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has got huge fan following around the world.

Now Jamaican sprinter and former World’s fastest Yohan Blake has stormed the internet by revealing his admiration towards King Kohli for his on field determination and tenacity.

It is Virat Kohli’s urge to take responsibility that attracts Blake and he is all praise for Kohli for his second innings performance in his first test match against England at Chepok in Chennai. Even though India was beaten by England, Kohli had made a remarkable 72 at Chepok.

Taking to Twitter, Blake said “What I really love about Team India is that Virat Kohli doesn’t find any excuses. That’s what I really love about his captaincy, he took the blame for everything. He said the bowlers didn’t find the right areas, the batsmen were not as consistent. He said ‘we got to go back to the drawing board and come back’. And that’s what I love about Virat Kohli and his captaincy.”

“And also, what stood out for me was Shubman Gill, he’s a wonderful batsman. Of course, Rishabh Pant is excellent. Not every time he’s going to put on a show but he’s excellent for the game of Test cricket. That’s why I love Test cricket, it mentally tests you. (Cheteshwar) Pujara in Australia showed that wonderful fight and that’s what I love to see,” Blake said.

“Test cricket is absolutely the best. Second Test should be interesting, India was 1-0 down in Australia, they are 1-0 down at their home ground now. The second Test, I’m looking forward to it,” he added.

Blake, the Jamaican sprinter, has won gold in the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships to become the  youngest 100m world champion ever.