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Kohli Better Than Bradman, Gavaskar, Lara? Former England Skipper Thinks So!

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Following Virat Kohli's 41st ODI century on Friday, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has said that the Indian skipper is better than the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in the 50-over format
  • Acknowledging the sublime knock of Kohli in the third ODI, which for once came in a losing cause, Vaughan responded called the 30-year-old as GOAT

Following Virat Kohli's 41st ODI century on Friday, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has said that the Indian skipper is better than the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in the 50-over format.

Acknowledging the sublime knock of Kohli in the third ODI, which for once came in a losing cause, Vaughan responded called the 30-year-old as GOAT (Greatest of all time).

A curious fan responded to Vaughan's tweet by asking if the Indian skipper was better than the likes of Sir Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, for which the former Indian skipper replied "In One day cricket ... YES ..."

For the second game running against Australia, Kohli scored a century. Though, unlike the previous fixture, his sublime performance couldn't earn his side a win. Having won the toss, the Indian skipper put in Australia to bat first, but it proved to be a wrong decision.

The visitors made the best possible start with skipper Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja looking in fine touch. The former looked particularly good as he regained his attacking touch after months of struggle.

Australia's opening pair put on 193 for the first wicket before Finch was dismissed just 7 short of a well deserved century.Maxwell came in at No.3, and right from the off, began his onslaught. He formed a quick 46-run stand with Khawaja, who during the partnership reached his maiden ton. Though, soon after going past 100, Khawaja was dismissed.

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A couple of overs later, Maxwell was dismissed by the beautiful combination of Jadeja and Dhoni which sparked the downfall of Australia, as they could only muster 313 for 5.

In reply, India never seemed in the game as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell cheaply, and even Ambati Rayudu had a short stay at the crease.

The hosts had some strong partnership in the middle, with Kohli at the centre of it. Though, wickets kept on falling after intervals, so India couldn't muster up a big partnership. The failure to do so proved costly as the Men in Blue were bowled out for 281.

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