Constant quest for excellence makes Virat Kohli special: Sanjay Bangar

first_img view more view less commentary advertisement Press Trust of India RanchiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 10:57 IST India vs Australia 3rd ODI Ranchi: Virat Kohli scored 123, his 41st ODI century (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli scored his second straight ODI hundred of the series against AustraliaKohli also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record most hundreds in India-Australia ODIsKohli’s 95-ball 123 went in vain as India lost the 3rd ODI to Australia by 32 runsWith his insatiable quest for excellence, India captain Virat Kohli has raised his game to such a level that even good performances from his teammates at times do not seem to be special, says assistant Sanjay Bangar.Kohli struck another magnificent hundred (123 off 95 balls) against Australia in the third ODI but his teammates could not back him up as India lost the match by 32 runs.Kohli has now got two hundreds and a 40 plus score in the series so far and the inevitable question about over-reliance on him popped up.”It’s not that we are over-reliant on one particular individual. However the level that Virat has raised his game to, the performances of other players don’t seem to be that special,” Bangar said after India’s defeat.Asked what makes Kohli such a special player, Bangar said his quest for excellence puts him in a different league.”He’s somebody who constantly looks out on an area for improvement and he does that on a regular basis. Probably that’s the reason why he has raised the game to such a level.”The constant quest for excellence that Virat possesses is a phenomenal factor and it’s an example for any aspiring youngsters to follow,” said the former India all-rounder.Kohli has been phenomenal in chasing big targets and that specifically was the plan keeping the dew factor in mind.”The way he batted, we expected to chase down the target as the dew factor was the premise for opting to field first. Groundsmen reported that and because there was so much dew yesterday, we opted to chase.advertisement”But today, since there was no dew, the target couldn’t be chased as ball kept low and it became a factor. Virat wanted to convert every ball and he could have put pressure had he been around for some more time,” Bangar came to Kohli’s defence when asked why he could not finish the game.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan hugely valuable player: Sanjay Bangar backs out-of-form India openerAlso Read | Virat Kohli plays out of his skin, his tempo incredible: Matthew HaydenAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan hugely valuable player: Sanjay Bangar backs out-of-form India openerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Virat KohliFollow Kohli hundredFollow Sanjay BangarFollow 3rd ODIFollow Ranchi No data available!center_img Constant quest for excellence makes Virat Kohli special: Sanjay BangarSanjay Bangar played down concerns that the Indian cricket team is over-reliant on Virat Kohli. Team India batting coach said the skipper has raised his game, so performances of other don’t seem special scorecard graphslast_img

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