The spat has certainly gone from bad to worse with the ICC beginning to impose sanctions.
Here are some top records from the IPL made over the last decade. The tournament had started in 2008 with Shane Warne’s Rajasthan Royals lifting the inaugural title.
This in itself is an evidence strong enough to suggest that the greatness of either Tendulkar or Kohli cannot be belittled by statistics only.
Arthur’s pain is understandable for India look set to avenge that 0-4 loss of 2006 ruthlessly in the ongoing series but he has to concede the fact that Kohli has gone on to a different level now.
Having played a significant role in India’s rise on the world stage, Dravid has a bigger weight when it comes to mentoring and building a team.
The lesson we learn from you is that there's never an ending to a story unless you drop the pen.
Kohli, as the latest carrier of the baton, is doing so more comfortably than his forefathers. Otherwise, it’s a grand incremental success.
The six games will be played in Durban (Feb 1), Centurion (Feb 4), Cape Town (Feb 7), Johannesburg (Feb 10), Port Elizabeth (Feb 13) and Centurion (February 16).
When Pujara made his debut in 2010 against Australia, little did he know that he will be filling up the big shoes of Dravid.
The hosts are a far better side when compared to India as far as the away record is concerned.