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Ability, hunger for runs, hard work key to Virat's success: Rathour

by Sahir Usman Oct 31, 2017 • 21:46 PM

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Ability, combined with a hunger for runs and hard work has done wonders in the evolution of Virat Kohli as a great batsman for India, former Test and One-Day International (ODI) opener Vikram Rathour said here on Tuesday.

"He was always a great player. But I think he is extremely hungry, extremely hardworking. So all that combination is paying off now," said Rathour, now in the city as the coach of the Himachal Pradesh Ranji Team slated to take on Bengal in a group D tie at the Eden Gardens from Wednesday.

Rathour, who played six Tests and seven One-Day Internationals for India between 1996 and 1997, said Kohli always wanted to be a superstar.

"He wants to be a superstar. He always wanted to be a superstar. He works very, very hard. (He) always had the ability. All this combination is doing great wonders for him. And he is doing well for his country," Rathour told media persons at the Eden Gardens.

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