Sachin Tendulkar loves to watch Virat Kohli's cover drives

Sachin Tendulkar loves to watch Virat Kohli’s cover drives

He also backed India to win the Test series in Australia.

Sachin Tendulkar
NEW DELHI,INDIA MARCH 13: Former cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar speak at the India Today Conclave 2015 (Photo by Qamar Sibatin/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is leaving the cricket experts in his awe with the way he is batting at the moment. In the recently concluded ODI series, the Indian captain amassed 453 runs in the five outings at an unimaginable average of 151 and clearly, he didn’t look in trouble at all during his stay at the crease. More than anything, Sachin Tendulkar has praised him now who has become the fan of Kohli’s cover drives.

Talking about the shots, the master blaster used to play some exquisite straight drives during his heydays. He believes that every batsman is recognised for one shot during his career and Kohli owns cover drives. The 29-year-old just nonchalantly leans forward even off the very first ball of his innings to caress the ball through the covers.

While speaking to NDTV, Sachin Tendulkar was clearly not in favour in comparisons of players. Having said that, he also went on to say that Kohli’s achievements are just fantastic.

He owns cover drives

“I’ve never liked comparisons but what he has been able to achieve is fantastic. I am fond of his cover drives. What I like the most is his balance and the full stride out. Each batsman is recognised with one shot and cover drives belong to Kohli,” the 45-year-old said.

Sachin was also optimistic about India’s chances to win their first ever Test series in Australia. He pointed out that the hosts aren’t the strongest team at the moment and it could all boil down to how well India bat during the four matches.

“Australians are known to be competitive but I don’t see much of depth in their batting. The bowling side is decent. So, it all boils down to the surfaces they provide us. If they are going to be normal flattish surfaces which they have for some time, then I can say it’s going to work in India’s favour. We’ve got quality spinners as well. The way I see it, the batters need to contribute more and things will change,” Tendulkar added.

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