ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Indian batsman Virat Kohli was one of the best in the world, and even better than Sachin Tendulkar in critical moments.

In an interview with Hindustan Times he said, “Cricket has had eras. In the eighties, it was Viv Richards, and then you had Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar who stood out. Virat Kohli is one of the most complete players I’ve seen. He’s so versatile; he plays on both feet, and on all sides of the field.’

“Apart from his talent and technique, he has a very good temperament. His temperament is better than Sachin’s. Kohli performs at the most difficult of opportunities, which Sachin sometimes wasn’t able to,” he added.

The cricketer-turned-politician who was in Kolkata for the match said, “It was very painful watching Pakistan lose, but Kohli played a very good game. I look at batsmen from a bowler’s point of view and I think of how to get them out.”

“Just look at how Kohli plays in difficult situations. He’s better than anyone. I’d say he’s the best internationally, today. You can back him to play any match,” said Imran.

Imran also lashed out at the Indian government for showing ‘immature’ attitude by not allowing bilateral cricket ties between the two countries and urged them to restore ties.