Cricket star gets compared to Roger Federer and Serena Williams


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Cricket star gets compared to Roger Federer and Serena Williams

In a column for the Australian, the Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist praised the cricket player Virat Kohli comparing him to the 20-time Grand Slam winner singles tennis player Roger Federer and the 23-time Major winner Serena Williams Gilchrist wrote: 'It’s an understatement to say the greats in any sport have tremendous mental strength.

It’s their most potent weapon. Shane Warne, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, Michael Jordan. All are in possession of a sportsperson’s greatest ally, a strong mind. Better than any magical flipper. Far more powerful than a brilliant backhand or ability to hit buzzer-beating three-pointers. The ability to analyse what has just happened, identify areas for change to gain improvement and then most significantly banish the incident to the past, has seen all these champions be, well, just that, champions.

Given Kohli took his ODI run aggregate from 9000 to 10000 in just 11 innings and he was in autopilot mode, heaven help the opposition around the world in Test cricket now that he’s giving it his full attention.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title