Sir Vivian Richards said "I love watching Virat Kohli bat. He looks to me like an individual of my own heart. I love his aggression and serious passion that I used to have. He reminds me of myself,".
"He is an individual who doesn't back off from confrontation. Someone who can stand his ground under pressure. I love that as you can't teach these instinctive aspects," Richards said.
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the game's history, said that even while fielding, Kohli is a lot like him. "Just like me, he loves the ball to come to him. He wants to dive, stop the runs. He is a liveware unlike some fielders, who would just dig a hole and dive in it rather than dive to stop the ball!" Richards said.