Australian pace legend Brett Lee on Wednesday heaped accolades on Virat Kohli, describing the swashbuckling Indian batsman as a legend whose aura is comparable to the iconic Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli on Wednesday notched up his second successive hundred, a 92-ball 106-run innings studded with 11 fours and a six, in the fourth and penultimate ODI against Australia and Lee doffed his hat to the Indian Test captain.
“Hats off to Virat Kohli. He is a legend. He has been in terrific form. Where do you bowl to the great man, it is almost like Sachin Tendulkar when he used to come out to bat.
He had that presence and Kohli too has that aura around him,” Lee told ‘bcci.tv’.
“…once he gets going it is very difficult to get him out. He has got aggression and control of course, the guy is in terrific form,” said the former pacer on a day when Kohli equalled Tendulkar’s record of most centuries while chasing — 15 in all.