In the game of cricket, India produced so many legends in the past who made so many contributions, Today Team India is considered as one of the best teams in the world. India has always been a dominating force with the bat rather than the ball. Over the years Indian Team has produced some of the very finest players of the game such as Kapil Dev, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Sachin Tendulkar, and the list is on. However, In Today’s day and age, Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world right now and there is no disagreement on that. But the Cricket fans and analysts across the globe ponder on this modern master with the legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Many rank Virat Kohli as the new Sachin Tendulkar. But is it true, Does he match the master class of little master? What do the numbers say? Let’s look at the stats of both the great players.
THE GREAT SACHIN TENDULKAR:
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar generally is known by the name “little master” around the cricket world. He is from Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India born on April 24, 1973. He was the right-hand opening batsman of the Indian team for about 24 years. His brilliant career said it all that how great batsman he was in his time. He played for India, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai, Asia XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, and Sachin Blasters during his entire career. He made his test debut against Pakistan in November 1989 at the National Stadium Karachi, while he played his last test against West Indies in November 2013 at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in December 1989 at Jinnah Stadium, while he played his last ODI against Pakistan in March 2012 at Shere Bangla National stadium. He played his only T20 match against South Africa in December 2006 at the Wanderers Stadium. His 24 years long cricketing career had so many ups and downs but he somehow managed to get so many records to his name.
STATS AND RECORDS OF THE GREAT SACHIN TENDULKAR:
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer of all time in international cricket. He also scored 100 centuries (100), most by any international cricketer. He played 200 test matches, 463 ODI, and 1 T20. The number of matches he played said that how great batsman he was.
In 329 innings of 200 test matches, he scored 15921 runs with an average of 53.79. His high score was 248*. He scored 6 double centuries (200), 51 centuries (100), and 68 half-centuries (50).
ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS:
In 452 innings of 463 One Day Internationals, he scored 18426 runs with an average of 44.83. His high score was 200*. He scored 1 double century (200), 49 centuries (100), and 96 half-centuries (50).
He had several awards in his cabinet. his awards include Bharat Ratna(2014), Wisden India Outstanding Achievement Award(2012), Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year(2011), BCCI Cricketer of the Year(2011), People’s Choice Award(2010), Outstanding Achievement in Sports(2010), LG People’s Choice Award(2010), Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy(2010), Padma Vibhushan(2008), Maharashtra Bhushan Award(2001), Padma Shri(1999), Wisden leading cricketer in the World(1998,2010), Wisden Cricketers of the Year(1997), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1997), Arjuna Award for Cricket(1994), World Test XI(2009,2010,2011), ICC ODI Team of the Year(2004,2007,2010).
NO. 01 IN THE WORLD, VIRAT KOHLI:
Virat Kohli is generally known by run machine, chase machine to the cricket world from Delhi, India born on November 5, 1988. He is the right-hand top-order batsman of the Indian cricket team and also the captain of the Indian cricket team. He plays for India, Delhi, India Red, India U19, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Board President’s XI, North Zone, Indians, India A. he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, while he made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe in June 2010 at Harare Sports Club. He made his test debut against West Indies in June 2011 at Sabina Park. His short but brilliant career is full of achievements, records, and awards. Let’s take a look at his achievements, awards, and stats.
STATS AND RECORDS OF THE VIRAT KOHLI:
Virat Kohli is his small career, achieve so many great achievements. He captained India U-19 team in 2008 and led his team and become champions. At a very small age, he was able to achieve this great achievement. He is the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade. His average was mind-blowing in every format. He is rank no. 01 in the test format as well as in the One Day Internationals. He plays 77 tests, 239 ODI, and 70 T20 matches.
In 131 innings of 77 test matches, he scores 6613 runs with an average of 53.76. His high score is 243. He scores 6 double centuries (200), 25 centuries (100), and 20 half-centuries (50).
ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS:
In 230 innings of 239 One Day Internationals, he scores 11520 runs with an average of 60.31. His high score is 183. He scores 43 centuries (100), and 54 half-centuries (50).
In 65 innings of 70 T20, he scores 2369 runs with an average of 49.35. His high score is 90. He scores 21 half-centuries (50).
Virat Kohli’s award list includes Padma Shri(2017), ICC ODI Team of the Year, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy(2018), ICC ODI Player of the Year(2012), Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World(2016,2017,2018), CNN-IBN Indian of the Year(2017), People’s Choice Awards India for Favorite Sportsperson(2012), Arjuna Award for Cricket(2013), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Popular Choice Award(2017), Wisden Cricketers of the Year(2019), ICC Award or Test Player of the Year, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for Cricket(2018).
SACHIN TENDULKAR AND VIRAT KOHLI:
Both batsmen are the best in their own way and there is no comparison between these two. Sachin Tendulkar has his own class, and Virat Kohli has its own. The major achievement of Sachin Tendulkar is the century of the centuries (100×100) which the whole world thinks is the unbreakable record of the cricket history but the way Virat batting nowadays, cricketers, analysts, and fans think that Virat surpasses the Sachin Tendulkar’s record of the centuries. It seems like he also breaks the Sachin’s record of most international runs by a cricketer. And because of all these stats and figures, modern-day cricket thinks that Virat Kohli is the Sachin Tendulkar of the Modern Era.