Sachin Tendulkar on Virat Kohli: One of the leading players of all time
By Sandy - Nov 2, 2018 2:10 am
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The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently in a dangerous form with the bat as he is not showing mercy to the bowlers. While Kohli is breaking some big records in the regular basis, the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar applauded on him.

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli

Recently, the 29-year-old Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs after surpassing Tendulkar’s record. While the right-handed top-order batsman achieved this feat in 205 ODI innings, Tendulkar had achieved the same feat in 259 ODI innings.

Virat Kohli

Talking about Kohli’s development as a player, Tendulkar said that he always saw the spark in him. The legendary cricketer has also said that Kohli is one of the leading players of all time.

The 45-year-old Sachin Tendulkar recently told reporters, “Coming to Virat’s development as a player, I think he has developed immensely. And I always saw that spark in him. I always felt that he is going to be one of the leading players in the world, not just of this generation, but one of the leading players of all time.”

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Though Tendulkar has mentioned Kohli as one of the leading players of all time, he doesn’t believe in the comparisons, especially in different generations.

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar added, “I think first of all, like how Virat has said and I have been saying for 24 years that I have played. I have never believed in comparison. Each generation if you take from the time cricket was played from day one to now, the change has been constant.

“Then each generation played differently, there were different rules, there were different restrictions, there were different surfaces, there were different balls also at times.  I personally don’t feel one should be comparing different generations. But within that generation also I personally believe there should not be any comparison, because every individual whatever he or she does needs to be respected and judge by itself, it doesn’t have to be always judged by comparing someone and I don’t believe in that (comparisons).”

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Meanwhile, the legend has also defended the former Indian World Cup-winning & World T20-winning skipper and the present limited-overs wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni. The 37-year-old is currently struggling with the bat as he just finished this year’s ODI cricket without playing any 50+ knock. Since making his international cricket debut in December 2004, it is the very first time when MS Dhoni hasn’t played any 50+ ODI knock in a full calendar year (except in 2004, where he played only in December).

MS Dhoni

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Speaking on MS Dhoni, Tendulkar told News18, “Dhoni has always been a massive contributor, whenever it came to all formats of the game, and he’s taken the responsibility for a number of years. I always feel that a player having played for such a long time knows what he needs to work on and what he needs to do.”