Virat Kohli and his understanding about batting is something that is always revered. Not once or twice but on many occasions he has proved his class by reading the mind of an opponent bowler way before the ball is bowled. This is one of the prime reasons behind Kohli enjoying a sensational run in international cricket since his debut in 2008.
In his career at the highest level that has spanned over more than a decade so far, Kohli has seen several ups and downs and that all has certainly helped him to become a much better version of himself. Being a batter himself, he duly understands the potential and class of other batters in no time, and his recent viral old tweet just validates that quality of his. Notably, Kohli in 2018, had praised Aiden Markram’s batting on Twitter and his opinion has now surfaced on social media following the Protea player’s masterclass in South Africa’s T20 World Cup game against England on Saturday.
The tweet from the India skipper was done during Australia’s tour to South Africa for four-match Test series. Such impressed was Kohli with the batting of Markram that he took to the microblogging website to speak his mind. It is worth noting that South Africa won the series 3-1 and Markram scored the most runs. He hit 480 runs at an average of 60 with a highest score of 152 in the series.
Here is Kohli’s viral tweet:
Aiden Markram is a delight to watch!
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 24, 2018
Though it took Twitterati a long time to find out and praise Kohli’s old post on Markram, the tweet had a strong reason to go viral on Saturday when England were playing against South Africa. This is because the Protea batter scored an amazing unbeaten fifty to help his side eventually beat England and become the first team to do so in the ongoing T20 World Cup. With the tweet going viral, the netizens also hailed Kohli’s reading of the players.
Greatest recognises future goat of sa
— Sibans🇮🇳🐼 (@sibans_behera5) November 6, 2021
You have a special power to identify the best talent
— ‘ (@continuum_0) September 21, 2021
Can never be wrong in identifying talent
— Š. (@Soham718) September 28, 2021
Talking about Markram’s contribution in the game in detail, he came in to bat when South Africa were 86/2 and then stitched an unbeaten partnership of 183 runs with another star of the night Rassie van der Dussen. Markram scored unbeaten 52 off 25 riding on 2 fours and 4 sixes. Kagiso Rabada’s last-over hat-trick sealed the game for South Africa, though they got bowed out of the tournament.