Virat Kohli Can be the World's Best: Adam Gilchrist

Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane in December. He is leading in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Updated: November 15, 2014 15:19 IST
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Virat Kohli is adding to his growing list of admirers. The pin-up boy of Indian cricket is already being touted as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's successor and former Australian legend Adam Gilchrist feels Kohli is on the right track to the 'peak.' (Peter Siddle taunts stand-in skipper Virat Kohli)

Kohli, currently leading in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, will make his Test captaincy debut when he goes out to toss in the Brisbane Test on December 4. Dhoni's absence, reportedly due a thumb injury, is giving Kohli to demonstrate his captaincy skills but Australia will be his real acid test. (India Test captaincy massive and exciting: Kohli)

"Virat has the capability of being the best player in the world," Gilchrist said of Kohli, destined to inherit 33-year-old Dhoni's full-time captaincy. "He has some learnings that he will need to overcome away from India but I believe he can do it and has the game and hunger to do it," the former Australian captain was quoted as saying in the Herald Sun. (Virat Kohli will enjoy Test captaincy in Australia: Rahul Dravid)

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