Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has stated that current Team India skipper Virat Kohli is a fantastic player, who is 'lucky' because of the support that he receives from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“He (Virat Kohli) is a fantastic player and there is no doubt about it. However, he is lucky as the BCCI supports him well and instills the confidence in him that any player needs to succeed. The respect he gets from his board is what probably inspires him to do well all the time and the results are there for all to see,” he said as quoted by PakPassion.net.
The former cricketer further stated that there are players in Pakistan who could become better performers than Kohli himself, if supported by the system.
“I do believe that even in Pakistan we have players who could become better than Virat Kohli, but they are neglected by our system which is a tragedy. In Kohli’s case, he has taken that confidence shown in him by the board and using his talent, repaid them with his performances,” added Razzaq.
The all-rounder has made in the limelight previously because of his controversial remarks on Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, with the latter described as a 'baby-bowler'.