India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are always compared. Both are great cricketers. One has played and one is playing. Kohli is also compared to Sachin as Virat is the only player to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs. Meanwhile, former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has said that like Sachin, Virat Kohli also does not want power or leadership.
Coming very close to Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries, Virat Kohli has so far scored 77 centuries in international cricket. Kohli is second in terms of scoring centuries in international cricket. Sachin has scored 100 centuries. However, Virat Kohli will soon surpass Sachin Tendulkar in terms of centuries in One Day International cricket, as Virat has so far scored 47 centuries. Sachin has scored 49 centuries.
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar says that both Kohli and Tendulkar enjoy playing cricket. Manjrekar said in an interview to Vimal Kumar, “One similarity between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar is that both love to play cricket. They want to be on the field. He was not part of the team in the match against Bangladesh, but still. He was on the field. I don’t think Virat Kohli wants power or leadership.”
Manjrekar mentioned that when Virat Kohli was not part of the match against Bangladesh, he reached the ground with a drink. He said, “He just wants to play and seems to be enjoying being part of the team. He has captained the team for a long time, so there is no room for unfulfilled dreams. Being with the team, the players travel with them. , Going on the field and being part of winning moments is more important to them than strength.”
However, the former India batsman said that it will be difficult for Kohli to surpass Tendulkar in Test cricket. Kohli currently has 29 Test centuries to his name, while Tendulkar tops the list with 51. He said, “Sachin Tendulkar has 51 centuries, 17 more than Sunil Gavaskar. It is comparatively easy for a good player to score runs in ODIs, as bowlers do not always try to take wickets. Tendulkar and Kohli are special because they too . He has many Test centuries to his name. However, I believe it will be very difficult for Kohli to reach 51 Test centuries.”