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Get latest Oxford dictionary to praise Virat Kohli, says Ravi Shastri

Kohli has racked up three more ODI hundreds in India's 5-1 series win against South Africa

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Virat Kohli celebrates after getting his 100 runs during the Sixth ODI cricket match between South Africa and India in Pretoria. Photo: AP/PTI
Virat Kohli celebrates after getting his 100 runs during the Sixth ODI cricket match between South Africa and India in Pretoria. Photo: AP/PTI

is famous for his tongue-in-cheek replies and had a word of advice for a scribe, who asked him if there is a new moniker that can be attributed to describe India captain Virat Kohli's greatness.

Kohli has racked up three more ODI hundreds in India's 5-1 series win against and people are finding it hard to come up with new phrases to describe his batting.

I have a tip for you. If I was in your position I know what I would be doing tomorrow. I would be going to the bookstore and buying the latest dictionary, just to improve my vocabulary (in praise of Kohli), Shastri said in jest.

Famous for his cliched one-liners during commentary like "tracer bullets" and "just what the doctor ordered", Shastri sounded every bit like a broadcaster when asked about the kind of impact Kohli has had on the series.

Huge (impact)! As a batsman? Fabulous - over 500 runs in 6 matches against a South African attack. Do I have to say anything more? Shastri replied with his customary smug.

First Published: Sat, February 17 2018. 13:27 IST
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