Kohli has so far scored three fifties, including the one against Bangladesh on Wednesday, in the ongoing showpiece to become the highest run-scorer in T20 World Cup history, surpassing former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene’s tally of 1,016 runs.
“Over 1,000 runs in T20 World Cups at an average of over 80, I can’t get my head around this,” Watson said on Star Sports.
“T20 cricket is a high-risk game, high-risk batting and to think that he can do that at the biggest tournament, average so much and win so many matches for his country.
“He’s a freak and those stats are super freakish. It’s unbelievable that you can bat in such a high-risk format and score consistently. It’s ridiculous.”
Kohli scored 220 runs with knocks of 82 not out, 62 not out, 12 and an unbeaten 64 against Bangladesh.
Jayawardene scored his runs from 31 innings but Kohli took just 23 to better him.
With Kohli going strong, India clinched the top spot in Group 2.