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Brian Lara picks the better batsman between Sachin and Kohli

Harshit Anand Updated: 5 July, 2019, 5:15 PM IST

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Who is the better batsman, Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar? Well, this has to be one of the most debatable questions. Virat Kohli is the current kingpin of India's batting while Sachin Tendulkar once formed the spine of India's batting. West Indies legend, Brian Lara was asked to pick one between Sachin and Kohli. Lara picked his contemporary Sachin Tendulkar over India's present captain and world's no.1 Test and ODI batsman, Virat Kohli.

Lara said, "He (Virat Kohli) is a (run) machine. But sorry to say Sachin Tendulkar is my (choice).” He further added that Sachin left an unbelievable impression on the game.

“The (impression) Sachin left on the game is just unbelievable, because he sort of bridged that period, where you felt that when Indian batsman leaves Indian soil, Indian pitches, they are not that good. But Sachin Tendulkar was good on every surface and all of the Indian batsman are good on every single surface today, I think simply because they took a page out of his (Sachin’s) book,” Lara said.

“But getting back to your question, no doubt there is a huge gap between Virat Kohli and the rest of the world in all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma might have got four centuries in this World Cup, (Jonny) Bairstow or whatever, if you want somebody to bat in T20, T10, 100 balls (cricket) or Test cricket, it is going to be Virat Kohli today,” he said.

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