Former Australian international and newly appointed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/royal-challengers-bangalore">Royal Challenger Bangalore</a> (RCB) head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/simon-katich/">Simon Katich</a> has heaped praise on India and RCB skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a>, saying the record of the batsman speaks for him and his contribution as a team player is well documented. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-south-africa-virat-kohli-overtakes-rohit-sharma-for-most-t20i-runs-893171">Virat Kohli overtakes Rohit Sharma for most T20I runs</a> <p></p> <p></p>"His (Kohli) records speak for him. I have a huge amount of respect for what he has achieved not only as a player but also as the captain of India," Katich said. "What I really like about him is the fact that he is super competitive, because that's exactly what I am like and I love that." <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/south-africa-in-india-2019-201132/news/"><strong>India vs South Africa news</strong></a><strong> | </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/south-africa-in-india-2019-201132/schedule/"><strong>India vs South Africa fixtures</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>On Wednesday evening, Kohli once again showed his class as he played an unbeaten 72-run knock while driving India to a commanding seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20I match in Mohali. <p></p> <p></p>In the process, he also surpassed his teammate Rohit Sharma to become the leading run-scorer in T20Is. He is currently the only batsman in the world to average above 50 in all the three formats of the game. <p></p> <p></p>Katich also recalled the hundred which Kohli scored at Perth in the third Test of the four-match series in December last year and said that that innings by the Indian skipper was one of the best centuries he has ever seen. <p></p> <p></p>However, despite Kohli's brilliant 123 in the first innings, India lost the match by 146 runs. "I had the pleasure of watching him score a hundred at Perth last year in the Test series at what was like an old WACA wicket. It was one of the best Test hundreds I have seen," said Katich who will work closely with Kohli at RCB. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mike-hesson">Mike Hesson</a>, who has been appointed as RCB Director, Cricket Operations, also lavished praise on Kohli and said: "He is as good as they get in world cricket." <p></p> <p></p>"Last night, we saw another example of what an amazing player he is. He is a fine leader who leads with real spirit and passion," he told IANS. <p></p> <p></p>The trio of Kohli, Katich and Hesson, would be working together from next IPL with a hope to change the fortunes of RCB, who have so far not been able to perform on expected lines in the cash-rich league.