Former England captain Michael Vaughan heaped praise on Virat Kohli, calling him to be a better player across the three formats.
The Indian skipper notched up his 25th Test hundred on the third day became the second fastest to do so in 127 innings, behind the legendary Donald Bradman who had got to the mark in 68 innings.
It was also his sixth hundred in Australia in Test cricket, equalling a record held by none other than his idol Sachin Tendulkar.
“I have not seen a better player. I’m not disrespecting Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara or Ricky Ponting but across three formats of the game I have not seen anyone better,” wrote Vaughan in an article for Fox Sports.
“He has such high skill levels and an incredible mentality when it comes to dealing with the pressure of the chase. All that while dealing with a weight of expectation and adulation that only Sachin would have experienced.”
He was appreciative of the four-pronged pace attack that the Indians opted for in the Test at Perth.
““The concern for Australia is that so far in this Test match the Indians have managed to get more uneven bounce out of the pitch than the home bowlers. The quicks seem to be getting out-bowled by this highly skilled Indian four-man attack,” he added.
Another Australian great in Allan Border also praised Kohli, saying that the 30-year old could go past big names like Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting.
“I think by the time Kohli finishes he (could) statistically be equal or better than all those players,” he said.