“Much like we saw from him”- Ajaz Patel compares Virat Kohli to former New Zealand captain

Ajaz Patel

New Zealand cricket team’s spin bowler Ajaz Patel came into the limelight during the ICC World Test Championship series against the Indian cricket team last year. Playing at his home ground in Mumbai, the spinner became the first to take 10 wickets in one innings for the New Zealand cricket team. Incidentally, it proved to be Virat Kohli’s last Test on home soil as the Indian cricket team captain.

Patel got an experience of competing against Kohli. He also took his wicket, and now that the Indian batter has stated that he no longer wishes to continue as the captain of the Indian team in any of the formats, Patel has penned a special tweet for him. The spin bowler compares Kohli’s impact on Indian cricket to the one that Brendon McCullum had on the New Zealand cricket team during his tenure as captain.


Virat Kohli could not win a major ICC trophy as the Indian cricket team captain, but under his leadership, the Indian cricket team reached the semifinals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup and the final of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship. They also won Test series on Australian soil, while also taking a 2-1 lead in the ICC World Test Championship series against the England cricket team.

On the other side, Brendon McCullum also could not win a major ICC title, but he was the first man to lead the New Zealand cricket team to the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in 2015.

Virat Kohli has forever changed Indian cricket: Ajaz Patel

Here’s what Patel tweeted:


“Congrats to Virat Kohli on your tenure as BCCI captain, the legacy and direction you leave behind has forever changed Indian cricket. Much like we saw New Zealand by Brendon McCullum.”

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