Sachin Tendulkar is rightfully called the God of Cricket as he amassed 34,357 runs in international cricket in all the three formats in 664 matches with 100 centuries to his name. No doubt that he was compared to the best batsman of his era, Australia’s Sir Don Bradman.
Now in the modern era, current Indian captain Virat Kohli is making huge strides on his way to breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s records, as the Delhi born right handed batsman is often compared to the master blaster.
In an exclusive chat with NDTV, Sachin revealed that he never liked comparisons with Kohli, saying, "I've never liked comparisons but what he has been able to achieve is fantastic.”
The master blaster who was adept at all types of shots, also admitted that he is a fan of Virat Kohli’s cover drives.
“I am fond of his cover drives. What I like the most is his balance and the full stride out. Each batsman is recognized with one shot and cover drives belong to Kohli," Tendulkar said.
Tendulkar also gave his views on the upcoming Australia and India Test series down under and said, "Australians are known to be competitive but I don't see much of depth in their batting. The bowling side is decent. So, it all boils down to the surfaces they provide us. If they are going to be normal flattish surfaces which they have for some time, then I can say it's going to work in India's favor. We've got quality spinners as well. The way I see it, the batters need to contribute more and things will change."