Herschelle Gibbs Reacts to Virat Kohli Calling Him His Favourite Cricketer

Sixteen years ago, a young Virat Kohli named South Africa‘s opener Herschelle Gibbs as his favorite cricketer before the Under-19 World Cup 2008. Gibbs recently shared his thoughts on this revelation in an exclusive interview with SportsTak.

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Gibbs on Kohli:
“I have seen the video, and I was pleasantly surprised,” Gibbs said. “It’s quite nice. I’m a big admirer of Kohli. The way he’s played, he’s got the utmost respect with regards to what he’s achieved at the international level. I also think his temperament and character under pressure, especially chasing in ODI cricket, is second to none. That makes him just a bit more special than the other modern players.”

Gibbs on Rohit Sharma:
Gibbs also lauded Rohit Sharma for his captaincy, which led India to their second T20 World Cup title. “I think they have such a variety of skill and a lot more depth with regards to what they’ve had in the past,” Gibbs remarked. “They have a lot of young batters who are very confident and have self-belief. It makes a huge difference when you start showing that character and in particular potential from an early age. I would definitely pay good money to watch them play.”

Gibbs praised Rohit’s role in nurturing young talent and his aggressive intent, crediting his IPL experience with Mumbai Indians for helping him handle pressure effectively. “Some of the shots that he played were very much a shining light. I think for India, Rohit’s captaincy has helped him, having been around for a long time with Mumbai Indians where similar situations have come up and he has learned to fight it under pressure,” he opined. “The years of experience definitely showed in his captaincy, and his batting in the last couple of games was good as he took his game to another level. The intensity with which he played was a complete turnaround, so he definitely peaked at the right time. You play your best game in the biggest moments.”

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Gibbs is currently participating in the World Championship of Legends 2024 and will be facing India Champions in a crucial match on July 10.

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Sixteen years ago, a young Virat Kohli named South Africa's opener Herschelle Gibbs as his favorite cricketer before the Under-19 World Cup 2008. Gibbs recently shared his thoughts on this revelation in an exclusive interview with SportsTak.

Gibbs on Kohli:
"I have seen the video, and I was pleasantly surprised," Gibbs said. "It's quite nice. I'm a big admirer of Kohli. The way he's played, he's got the utmost respect with regards to what he's achieved at the international level. I also think his temperament and character under pressure, especially chasing in ODI cricket, is second to none. That makes him just a bit more special than the other modern players."

Gibbs on Rohit Sharma:
Gibbs also lauded Rohit Sharma for his captaincy, which led India to their second T20 World Cup title. "I think they have such a variety of skill and a lot more depth with regards to what they've had in the past," Gibbs remarked. "They have a lot of young batters who are very confident and have self-belief. It makes a huge difference when you start showing that character and in particular potential from an early age. I would definitely pay good money to watch them play."

Gibbs praised Rohit's role in nurturing young talent and his aggressive intent, crediting his IPL experience with Mumbai Indians for helping him handle pressure effectively. "Some of the shots that he played were very much a shining light. I think for India, Rohit's captaincy has helped him, having been around for a long time with Mumbai Indians where similar situations have come up and he has learned to fight it under pressure," he opined. "The years of experience definitely showed in his captaincy, and his batting in the last couple of games was good as he took his game to another level. The intensity with which he played was a complete turnaround, so he definitely peaked at the right time. You play your best game in the biggest moments."

Gibbs is currently participating in the World Championship of Legends 2024 and will be facing India Champions in a crucial match on July 10.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram