New Delhi : Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden today heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying that the current India Test skipper is a special blend of consistency and power while batting. Kohli, who is presently going through a purple patch, scored 900-plus runs in the recently concluded Indian Premier League which included four centuries and seven fifties. However, India's Test captain failed to taking his IPL franchise (Royal Challengers Bangalore) over the final hurdle on Sunday.
Hayden, known for his aggression during his playing days, was present for the Ceat Cricket Rating awards function here. "The game needs to have big personalities, big characters that allow the game and followers to almost polarise an audience.But his (Kohli's) nature and we love that about him, said the former opening batsman. Meanwhile Hayden says that David Warner is more powerful than Virat". He described warner as "passionate, so determined, incredibly skillful.