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Former Pakistan pace spearhead, Umar Gul has revealed as to who is his favourite batsman between former Indian legend, Sachin Tendulkar and current great, Virat Kohli. Umar Gul has been one of Pakistan’s greatest ever fast bowlers. In the Test and ODI format, Umar Gul has clinched more than 150 wickets. Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the ‘God of Cricket.’ He has set almost every batting record in world cricket and smashed a whole lot of them during his stint on the 22-yard. Having scored more than 34000 international runs with a ton of international centuries, the Master Blaster of cricket set certain exemplary records during his career.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has already smashed 70 international centuries so far and just seems to get better with days going by. Virat Kohli is now eighth on the list of the most runs scored by a batsman in international cricket. The Delhi-based star has a very long career ahead and the kind of form that he has been in, it seems a considerable possibility that Virat Kohli will lead this chart too.
Now, Umar Gul has revealed as to which out of the two legendary Indian batsmen is his favourite and given reasons behind his claims of choosing the one.
Umar Gul Reveals His Favourite Between Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli
“It was Sachin Tendulkar but currently Virat Kohli. In the last 4-5 years, the way Virat Kohli has been performing, he is my favourite batsman. The way he has changed himself. His behaviour on the field when he started playing against us to now has totally changed. All his concentration now is on his performances. The way he plays, I enjoy watching his batting,” Umar Gul said while speaking in a show CricCast.
Tendulkar has worked wonders for team India during his 24-year long stint and even after his retirement, there is almost no one who can come close to what Sachin Tendulkar achieved over the years. His dominance and charisma had the power to hold the entire nation when he walked into bat. Therefore, there can be no other Sachin Tendulkar in world cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar And Virat Kohli Have Been Exceptional For Team India
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs. He is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in all forms of international cricket. He also holds the record of the highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100).
Kohli has grabbed a whole lot of national and international honours during his stint as an international cricketer. He bagged the Arjuna Award in 2013. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2017. Apart from it, he has featured in a lot of ICC teams over the years across all formats and won the best cricketer award multiple times.