The comparison between Sachin Tendulkar’s greatness and Virat Kohli’s class is nothing new. The cricketing world has always seen the Indian test captain as a somebody who can break any record when he is on the song.
Yuvraj Singh is the latest person to join the debate.
The southpaw has said that Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman of this generation but comparing him to the great Sachin Tendulkar is unfair. The left-hander said that it will take a lot more hard work from the Delhi lad to match the legendary batsman’s legacy.
Yuvraj also said Kohli and AB de Villiers “were the best of this generation” and hoped that Kohli becomes a great player for India like Tendulkar.
“I think 100 centuries is really far away to think,” Yuvraj said when asked if Kohli would be able to reach Tendulkar’s milestone of 100 international tons.
“Tendulkar was a great player and great ambassador of India and it is going to take a lot (of hard work) for Virat Kohli to come in comparison with that,” he told NDTV.
“Virat (Kohli) is in great form. He is the best batsman of this generation along with AB de Villiers. So, I hope one day he becomes a great player for India.”
The left-hander who is yet to play his first game for his new franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL because of an ankle injury which he sustained during the recently concluded World T20, said he is fit to take the field on Friday against Gujarat Lions at Hyderabad.
“I am hoping to play tomorrow’s game in Hyderabad,” he said. “As long as I am playing I want to play all three formats whenever I get an opportunity to play.”