India captain Virat Kohli recently leapfrogged cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest player to score 10,000 One-day International (ODI) runs.
Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar said that Kohli has developed as a player and he is going to be one of the leading cricketers of all time. But Tendulkar said that he doesn’t want to go into comparisons because there were different bowlers during his playing days. “Coming to Virat’s development as a player, I think he has developed immensely. And I always saw that spark in him. I always felt that he is going to be one of the leading players in the world, not just of this generation, but one of the leading players of all time,” Tendulkar said.
“And then it is again about opinions. But if one has to go into comparisons, then I don’t want to get into that. There were different bowlers who played in 60s, 70s, 80s, and possibly in my time and what they are playing today. So I wouldn’t want to get into that,” he added.
Tendulkar praised teenage prodigy Prithvi Shaw, terming the right-handed batsman a fast-leaner. Shaw made a dream debut to his Test career by slamming a hundred in the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot. Sachin also believes that Team India has a bright prospect of beating the Aussies in their own backyard.