Colombo: Gary Kirsten has seen Virat Kohli as a precocious talent who later evolved into a premier batsman and that's the reason why the former India coach termed him as a "stand out player" who has got the "x-factor".
"I am very pleased for Virat. He has worked a lot on his game and is a stand-out batsman in world cricket today. He is one of those cricketers with x-factor who doesn't get himself out.
"You have to get him out as he doesn't give away his wicket," Kirsten, who is currently coaching South Africa, told the mediapersons on the eve of the match against India.