If Kohli can stay fit, he could emulate Tendulkar: Michael Hussey
Published - May 19, 2016 12:58 pm | Updated - May 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Former cricketer Michael Hussey says who has over 11 thousand runs against his name with over 6000 runs in Test cricket and with over 5000 runs in ODI cricket, says that the India run machine Virat Kohli could emulate the Indian legend, Sachin Tendulkar if he can stay fit.
“One of Tendulkar’s greatest strengths was his longevity and if Kohli can stay fit, he could be well on his way to emulate Tendulkar as a player,” Hussey said from India.
Virat Kohli has been amongst the runs in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), being the first batsman to score 4 hundreds in a single edition of IPL.
Kohli hit a 4-6-4 before he was dismissed for 113 from 50 balls, to complete 4,002 runs in the IPL, being the first man to achieve the milestone. Hussey rates Virat Kohli along with AB de Villiers and Steve Smith as the three best players in the cricketing world currently.
“He has evolved into an amazing player,” added Hussey, who said AB de Villiers and Steve Smith were his contemporaries.
“These three are all probably at a stage now where they know their game inside and out and they stick to it as it has given them so much success over the years.
“I simply love watching them bat,” he added.
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Virat Kohli currently has 25 one day international (ODI) hundreds against his name. The records of Sanath Jayasuriya with 28 hundreds and Ricky Ponting with 30 hundreds, are well in the reach of Virat Kohli.
However, Virat Kohli is keen on playing down any of the discussions regarding a comparison with Sachin Tendulkar. “It is embarrassing, to be honest. It is not fair on him (Tendulkar),” Kohli said recently.