Australia's legendary batsman Steve Waugh stated that Indian captain Virat Kohli has got the best technique in the cricketing world and is one of the world's best batsmen in the Test cricket.
Comparing Kohli to the likes of Brian Lara and Vivian Richards, Waugh further stated that all these legendary cricketers were "big occasion" players and the Indian batsman has shown similar traits, so far.
"He (Kohli) has got the game to survive anywhere, I think he's got the best technique of anyone in world cricket. He and AB de Villiers have got the best techniques, and AB de Villiers is not playing Test cricket so that makes him (Kohli) the stand-out player," the 53-year-old Waugh said.
"And he likes the big occasion like (Brian) Lara and Tendulkar and (Viv) Richards and Javed Miandad and all the great batsmen. They want the big occasion and that brings out the best in their cricket," he added.
Recently, the right-hand-batsman achieved a personal milestone by becoming the seventh India batsman and the first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011, to top the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli was the top-scorer in the first Test of the 5-match series. The 29-year-old batsman hit 149 and 51 runs against England in the first and second innings respectively.