Kohli, skipper of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore, struck a quickfire 75 alongside AB De Villiers' 82 which steered his team to a 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday (April 13).
"It was magic. It is amazing to see the way Virat continues to score so consistently for whichever team he plays and whatever position he bats at. It is great to see the kind of level he has taken his T20 batting to; he is one of the most exciting batsmen in world cricket. His consistency and adaptability is phenomenal," Laxman, mentor of Hyderabad, was quoted as saying by iplt20.com on Wednesday.
"From RCB's point of view it was good to see AB de Villiers perform like that. He didn't have a great World Twenty20 and he must be disappointed that South Africa, despite being one of the strongest teams in the tournament, didn't qualify for the knockout stage," he said.
"I am sure he wants to make it count in this IPL and this was a great start for him. That is one power-packed batting order that RCB have with Gayle, Virat and AB in top-three and Watson coming in as well. Now they also have Stuart Binny, Sarfaraz and Kedar Jadhav, which make their line-up very formidable," he said.
"I am also very impressed with him (Sarfaraz). He is a young boy but the kind of confidence he shows and his body language is really good to see. It bodes very well for Indian cricket to see such youngsters do well against international bowlers at this level. Some of the shots that he played were mind-boggling," the former right-handed batsman said.
(With inputs from agencies)