Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are two of the biggest names in Indian cricket. There are often comparisons between both of them regarding who is the better batsman. Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting has given out his opinion on the ever debatable topic of the best between these two. And Ponting is spot on in his analysis of the two.
“I don’t think we can get to the conclusion till Virat’s career is over,” Ponting told The Times of India (TOI). “Only then will we have a clearer picture. Sachin is a legend. Yes, you can say Virat is piling up runs. His Test average is more than 50 (53.76). But Sachin maintained that (average) in 200 Tests. Virat’s ODI record, though, is unbelievable. That’s why I feel India are a very dangerous side. If Virat has a good World Cup, India will win.”
The 2003 and 2007 World-Cup winning skipper also opened up on the similarities between him and Kohli. He said, “I can relate to Virat because when I watch him play, I think a lot of his attitude is similar to mine. On the field, he is aggressive, wears his heart on his sleeve, (though) his body language can get out of control sometimes. That is like me… I was the same. When you are out there, competing, in the heat of battle, things happen. Yeah, I can see a bit of myself in Virat, especially on the field, not so much on the batting side of things. We are probably naturally aggressive people and that comes across in the way we bat.”