The best batsman of the today’s cricket world, Virat Kohli is moving forward of being among the all-time best cricketers. His talent and hard work are now he with his batting and due to this many cricket journalist and fans are comparing Virat Kohli with Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar.
According to us, it is not fair to compare little master with Virat as Sachin and Virat era is totally different and Virat still has a long way to go. But they both do share some similarities.
Here are top 5 similarities between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.
1. Kicked off their career as teens
Both Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli made their international debut as a teenager. Sachin played his first match at the age of 16 against Pakistan in 1989 while Kohli debut at the age of 19 against Sri Lanka.
2. Consistency in batting
Sachin Tendulkar always showed consistency in batting throughout his career. He always dragged his team from difficult situations. Now, Virat Kohli is doing the similar job for the team India.
3. Love to play against Australia
In India tour of Australia 2016 when other players were struggling to make runs, Virat Kohli showed his class to the Australian team.
But all know before Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar was the man who loves to play aginst Australians. Both Kohli and Tendulkar have excellent records against Kangaroos.
4. The No. 4 position in Tests
Virat Kohli’s Test career has just begun but he already shows his love towards the No. 4 position in test matches. While batting at No. 4 position, Virat scored 1630 runs with an average of 46+.
Sachin Tendulkar also holds impressive average in Test matches while batting at the No. 4 position. He has scored more than 13,000 of his Test runs playing at this number with averages of more than 54.
5. Wall for the team
Sachin Tendulkar was the wall of the Indian batting line-up and the opponent team always looked for his wicket. During his career, many big batsmen came and went but Tendulkar always remained wall for this team.
Today Virat Kohli is playing the role of the main batsman for the team and he always remains main target of opponents bowlers.
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