Gary Kirsten says Kohli a rare talent, praises Dhawan for self-belief

Gary Kirsten was effusive in his praise for current coach Duncan Fletcher and said the Zimbabwean's coaching philosophy and situation was quite different from his.

updated: September 03, 2013 23:39 IST
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Hyderabad: Former India coach Gary Kirsten always had the belief that the immensely talented Virat Kohli will grow into a "great cricketer" and the South African considers himself fortunate to have been a part of that process.

"I always had a different kind of feeling when I started working with Virat Kohli. From the beginning, I was very sure that he was a rare talent and would become a great player. He grew massively in these past few years and has matured a lot. I was fortunate to be part of that process of seeing him grow and that give me immense pleasure," said Kirsten.

Kirsten was on Tuesday appointed chief coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League.

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