Ravi Shastri fires tracer bullet, says get Oxford dictionary to praise Virat Kohli

PTI
Published Feb 17, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
Updated Feb 17, 2018, 3:39 pm IST
Shastri sounded every bit like a broadcaster when asked about the kind of impact Kohli has had on the series.
Kohli has racked up three more ODI hundreds in India's 5-1 series win against South Africa and people are finding it hard to come up with new phrases to describe his batting. (Photo: PTI)
 Kohli has racked up three more ODI hundreds in India's 5-1 series win against South Africa and people are finding it hard to come up with new phrases to describe his batting. (Photo: PTI)

Centurion: Ravi Shastri is famous for his tongue-in-cheek replies and had a word of advice for a scribe, who asked him if there is a new moniker that can be attributed to describe India captain Virat Kohli's greatness.

Kohli has racked up three more ODI hundreds in India's 5-1 series win against South Africa and people are finding it hard to come up with new phrases to describe his batting.

 

"I have a tip for you. If I was in your position I know what I would be doing tomorrow. I would be going to the bookstore and buying the latest Oxford dictionary, just to improve my vocabulary (in praise of Kohli), "Shastri said in jest.

Famous for his cliched one-liners during commentary like "tracer bullets" and "just what the doctor ordered", Shastri sounded every bit like a broadcaster when asked about the kind of impact Kohli has had on the series.

Huge (impact)! As a batsman? Fabulous - over 500 runs in 6 matches against a South African attack. Do I have to say anything more? Shastri replied with his customary smug.

 

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