Don’t See Similarities In Playing Style – Sachin Tendulkar On His And Virat Kohli’s Technique
Ever since Virat Kohli has started piling up runs, he has been consistently compared with batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Fans across the country never get tired of finding similarities in playing style of the past and present batting mainstay of the team.
The comparisons have only increased after Kohli’s astonishing performances this year. The leading run-scorer in T20Is this year, Kohli has amassed a mind-boggling 2345 runs across all formats.
However, the man himself does not see any similarity in his batting style with that of Kohli.
Speaking to The Times of India, Tendulkar said:“I don’t see similarities in the playing style. He has his own style. He likes to flick the bat in hand, before every ball. It’s part of his preparation. I never did that. Each batsman does things differently.”
The batting maestro also had a word of praise for Kohli’s winning attitude and mentality.
“He’s always been hungry, and a good student of the game, his commitment has been very good. He’s surely taken the ‘fitness factor’ to a different level. It’ll have a good effect on the team,” Sachin pointed out.
When asked about Kohli’s first impression, Tendulkar said, “He was a very open-hearted guy, and was hungry to learn, and was passionate. When you play for India, you need to be passionate. That’s what he embodies. He has discipline, dedication and concentration.”
Virat Kohli’s men are currently the number one ranked Test team in the world and Ravichandran Ashwin is undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons behind it. The off-spinner has wreaked havoc on opposition batsmen in recent series and has become even more important for the team with his consistent batting displays.
Speaking about him, Tendulkar said: “He’s been a terrific all-rounder, which any team would want to have. He’s scored runs in crisis. He’s an improved bowler in the last two years.
“He has skills. As an Indian, we’d want all our cricketers to succeed everywhere. Ashwin is a much better bowler today. He’s a good student of the game. You can see that when he bowls in Tests these days, he’s thinking differently,” he concluded.
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