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Former English top-order batsman, Ian Bell has picked the Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli as the best cover drive player in cricket at the moment. The Englishman praised his technique and also labeled him as the best batsman in the modern era of cricket.


During a recent live session with Sportskeeda, Ian Bell touched several important aspects of the game. The hosts asked him several interesting questions to which the 2011 England World Cup squad member had fantastic answers.

Virat Kohli has the best cover drive in cricket: Ian Bell

Talking to the hosts of the video interaction, Bell discussed the importance of technicalities that a batsman needs to have in his gameplay. Picking Virat Kohli as the most technically sound batsman in cricket right now, Bell said:

“I really like technical batsman. He is probably the best at the moment. It’s hard to look past Kohli’s cover drive in world cricket.”


While one should not boast of himself, but Bell heaped praises on himself stating that he was one of the sweetest timers of the ball in his era.

Speaking of Virat Kohli’s unbelievable achievements on the field, the right-handed batsman has scored over 11,000 runs in ODI cricket. He has seven double hundreds to his name. Also, he is the highest run-scorer in the history of T20I cricket. These statistics highlight the fact that despite being so technical, Virat has achieved much success in all formats of the sport. It will be interesting to see how Kohli reacts to this appreciation from Bell’s end.