Aiden Markram (r) and Virat Kohli (l)  © AFP
Aiden Markram (r) and Virat Kohli (l) © AFP

Virat Kohli is known for his big heart. He is the first one to appreciate a good performance by any athlete across disciplines. Kohli for the second time has shown his adulation for South Africa’s Aiden Markram. Markram scored a neatly sewed century against Australia in the ongoing 4th Test at Johannesburg. Kohli took to Twitter, he said: “Aiden Markram “. Not to be left behind, Markram responded while talking to ICC.

He said: “It’s quite a special feeling. There are a lot of players that I look up to who are a bit older than me and he (Kohli) is one of them. His competitiveness is something to admire and his motivation to keep scoring runs is something I’ve tried to take on board.”

Earlier, Kohli during India’s second Test against South Africa in January, lauded Markram for his knock. He said: “Well played, you were unlucky to get out.’ It was a great touch from him. He is a massive competitor as everyone sees on the TV, but it’s great to see that he has got good values that people off the field might not see. It was a great gesture and it meant a lot.”