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Kolkata: Showering praise on India’s star batsman Virat Kohli, legendary cricketer Imran Khan on Saturday said he had the potential to emerge as an all-time great. “He has a lot of ability. The team depends on him. He is a star. He is going to emerge as an all-time great in the future. I see that much potential in him,” Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain and one of the greatest all-rounders of the game Imran said. Imran, who had led Pakistan to World Cup glory in 1992, said Kohli could demolish all records. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, Group B Match 19 of ICC T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens

“It is very difficult to spot his weakness. He plays on both sides of the wicket. He plays both on the front and the back foot. He has a good temperament, technique,” Khan told Bengali news channel ABP Ananda. Khan also lauded India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy style. “Dhoni’s record and captaincy style is praiseworthy. He leads from the front, he is experienced, plays well under pressure.” LIVE CRICKET BLOG: India vs Pakistan, Group B Match 19 of ICC T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens

Imran, however, said the success or failure of the Indian team in the ongoing World Twenty20 championship should not be the yardstick to judge Dhoni’s captaincy. “It is very difficult to measure a captain in T20. So to hold Dhoni responsible in case of failure is not right. Test match and T20 are completely different ball games. The more you lessen the number of overs, the greater is the chance factor,” he said.