Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has picked Virat Kohli as his favourite India cricketer. Kohli has been enjoying a dream run in which recently he led the Indian cricket team to a historic series win against New Zealand in the just concluded five-match Twenty20 International series.

When asked to pick his all-time favourite Indian cricketer on Twitter, Gibss replied: “Kohli.”

The Men in Blue have touched new heights under Kohli’s captaincy not only in Tests, but also in the limited-overs format.

Earlier praising Kohli, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar had said that were a lot of similarities between the India skipper and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan as they both instilled strong self-belief in their respective teams.

Manjrekar also said that Pakistan under Imran had found different ways of winning matches even when it seemed all was lost.

“India under Virat in NZ reminds me of Pakistan under Imran. Strong self belief as a team. Pakistan under Imran found different ways of winning matches, often from losing positions. That only happens when the self belief is strong,” he tweeted after India whitewashed the Kiwis in the T20I rubber.

India and New Zealand will next be involved in a three-match one-day international series which gets underway on February 5 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The two-Test series begins on February 21 with the first match at the Basin Reserve in Hamilton.