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Kohli has got best technique in world, says Waugh

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Former Australian says "big occasion player" has the best batting technique among the current cricketers in the world.

Drawing a comparison with legends such as and Vivian Richards, Waugh said has shown all the traits of a great batsman.

"He (Kohli) has got the game to survive anywhere, I think he's got the best technique of anyone in world cricket," Waugh was quoted as saying in

"He and AB de Villiers have got the best techniques, and AB de Villiers is not playing Test so that makes him (Kohli) the stand-out

"And he likes the big occasion like (Brian) Lara and Tendulkar and (Viv) Richards and and all the great batsmen. They want the big occasion and that brings out the best in their cricket," he added.

has scored 5754 runs in 67 Tests at an average of 54.28. He also amassed 9779 runs in 211 ODIs at 58.2 and 2102 runs at 48.8 in 62 T20Is.

Kohli blasted 149 and 51 runs in the first and second innings against England in the opening Test to become the seventh batsman and the first since (in June 2011) to top the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 21:40 IST