Now-a-days Virat Kohli is more often compared with Joe Root which the England’s batsman Pietersen feels is not suitable to do so.
Kevin feels that because according to him the Indian test captain is way ahead than Joe Root in terms of every cricketing aspect and Kohli is way ahead in this game than Root.
On the contrary of this situation kevin said that, “Kohli is as good as it gets. He is right up there. Root has good numbers, but it’s unfair to even compare Joe with Virat because his numbers are just phenomenal,” Pietersen was quoted as saying by ‘The Cricketer‘ magazine.
“He plays so aggressively – sometimes it’s like – are you serious? The way he makes big runs for his team so often is just remarkable,” he added.
Redirecting on Kohli’s record average of 60 in the second innings during ODI runchases, Pietersen said: “I switched on the TV and saw him play that 85 not out at Dharamsala [against New Zealand] – goodness, that was amazing.
“He just has that ability to rotate the strike and find boundaries. His ODI record is a joke. Such an old head on young-ish shoulders.”
He also added talking about the skills of Ashwin as of how he turns and twists the ball and make it very difficult at the other end for the batsmen to handle.
:”Ashwin is a good bowler. He uses his variations very well, especially the way he approaches the crease. He’s always looking to attack and outfox a batsman.
“When I’ve played against him, I could pick his doosra, so I was OK. But if England’s batsmen can’t pick his doosra they’ll have issues. The low bounce might make it harder, but that’s part of the challenge of playing in India.
“Batsmen have got to find themselves a boundary option in India. It’s all about rotating the strike and manoeuvring the field. I was OK in India. I enjoyed it there. I made plenty of hundreds there,” he added.