Virat Kohli could become better than Sachin Tendulkar

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in Laureus and when asked about the expansion of the sport globally, he said, “Try and understand cricket was played by Commonwealth countries only, now it has started in other countries as well and I am proud of that.

“In another 10-15 years cricket will move around the world and more and more countries will be playing the game. Look at Afghanistan and the Netherlands. I, as a cricketer, would like to see 100 counties playing top-flight cricket, just like tennis and football. If I am alive to see that I will be very happy.”

Asked what role the ICC can play in making this a reality, he said, “I think the ICC has to spend a lot of money, you will have to promote it the way football and rugby promoted their games. Cricket has to go to China, Europe, UAE and Africa. If Europe and America take this game, it will change forever.”

He said T20 will be crucial to how the sport grows globally in the years to come.


“Promoting T20 is the ideal thing. Promoting Test cricket still needs a lot of countries to have that mindset, but T20 goes like a fire and every country can spend 4-5 hours. I hope in the next 10-15 years America and China take up this game.”

About Virender Sehwag, who is struggling to return to the Indian team due to his prolonged poor form, Kapil said, “He has to get runs. He has been the most attractive and entertaining cricketer in the last 20 years. I will go miles to watch him bat but he has to get runs to make a comeback. If he get runs it will be good for team.”

Talking about India’s current opening pair in limited overs cricket, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, Kapil said, ”They are talented and hardworking but everything depends on good performance and if they can do well in England we can be proud about that. Rohit Sharma needs a better head, he is talented and he excites me, and so does Ravindra Jadeja and the fast bowlers.”


http://indianexpress.com/article/sp...etter-than-sachin-tendulkar-says-kapil-dev/2/


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Possible but Sachin played with rats like Jadeja, Azarudin and crappier players. Kohli has Dhoni, Sharma, Dhawan, Raina, and Yuvraj. Stronger batting team. When Sachin got out, the entire Indian team struggled and limped their way to the end. Plus Sachin was short, which automatically makes him cool and Virat Kohli uncool. Sachin had a good smile, Virat has a very irritating face. These theories prove why Sachin will be always better than Kohli even if Kohli retires at the age of 50 a scoring century every game from now on.
 
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Possible but Sachin played with rats like Jadeja, Azarudin and crappier players. Kohli has Dhoni, Sharma, Dhawan, Raina, and Yuvraj. Stronger batting team. When Sachin got out, the entire Indian team struggled and limped their way to the end. Plus Sachin was short, which automatically makes him cool and Virat Kohli uncool. Sachin had a good smile, Virat has a very irritating face. These theories prove why Sachin will be always better than Kohli even if Kohli retires at the age of 50 a scoring century every game from now on.

Was he really crap??
 
Possible but Sachin played with rats like Jadeja, Azarudin and crappier players. Kohli has Dhoni, Sharma, Dhawan, Raina, and Yuvraj. Stronger batting team. When Sachin got out, the entire Indian team struggled and limped their way to the end. Plus Sachin was short, which automatically makes him cool and Virat Kohli uncool. Sachin had a good smile, Virat has a very irritating face. These theories prove why Sachin will be always better than Kohli even if Kohli retires at the age of 50 a scoring century every game from now on.


In the looks and swag category Kohli beats Tendulkar hands down


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sachin is still better than kohli...he faced better bowler thn kohli...in90's he played aggressive cricket ...in modern day its very common...cricket changed lot in these days...
 
Kohli is already better than Tendulkar. Tendulkar was a great but selfish and played for stats rather than the team. Kohli is a match winner and is why I will always rate Lara and Ponting above Sachin.
 
Possible but Sachin played with rats like Jadeja, Azarudin and crappier players. Kohli has Dhoni, Sharma, Dhawan, Raina, and Yuvraj. Stronger batting team. When Sachin got out, the entire Indian team struggled and limped their way to the end. Plus Sachin was short, which automatically makes him cool and Virat Kohli uncool. Sachin had a good smile, Virat has a very irritating face. These theories prove why Sachin will be always better than Kohli even if Kohli retires at the age of 50 a scoring century every game from now on.

Lol what did i just read
 
In the looks and swag category Kohli beats Tendulkar hands down


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Swag is for kids and class is for men. Crying when losing, throwing tantrum around sounds like something a kid would do. Men don't do any of that.:11:
 
Swag is for kids and class is for men. Crying when losing, throwing tantrum around sounds like something a kid would do. Men don't do any of that.:11:

Virat is not Bengali is he crying he when he is losing :Shakib

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Swag is for kids and class is for men. Crying when losing, throwing tantrum around sounds like something a kid would do. Men don't do any of that.:11:

They're two different people not everyone can be mild mannered babyfaced assassins like Tendulkar. Kohli is more brash aggressive and loud he is the symbol of the new India Tendulkar grew up in an era where Indian Cricketers were mild mannered respectful gentlemanly old fashioned you could say. Virat has grew up in a country where confidence is high and India is now a main player and respected on the world stage and they want to showcase that attitude on the field his attitude is no different to that of the Aussies.

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Funny that everyone criticizes Aussies heavily for behavior on field, then applaud when one of their own does the same.

Kohli is just a douche on the field, same as Ponting was. Doesn't make it good.
 
possible but sachin played with rats like jadeja, azarudin and crappier players. Kohli has dhoni, sharma, dhawan, raina, and yuvraj. Stronger batting team. When sachin got out, the entire indian team struggled and limped their way to the end. plus sachin was short, which automatically makes him cool and virat kohli uncool. Sachin had a good smile, virat has a very irritating face. these theories prove why sachin will be always better than kohli even if kohli retires at the age of 50 a scoring century every game from now on.



wth :)))
 
Funny that everyone criticizes Aussies heavily for behavior on field, then applaud when one of their own does the same.

Kohli is just a douche on the field, same as Ponting was. Doesn't make it good.


Of course, Kohli & Ponting are not like-able but as cricketers get A+

Sachin is different, no one would ever be admired as him
 
They're two different people not everyone can be mild mannered babyfaced assassins like Tendulkar. Kohli is more brash aggressive and loud he is the symbol of the new India Tendulkar grew up in an era where Indian Cricketers were mild mannered respectful gentlemanly old fashioned you could say. Virat has grew up in a country where confidence is high and India is now a main player and respected on the world stage and they want to showcase that attitude on the field his attitude is no different to that of the Aussies.

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Im correct and you are wrong BLAH BLAH BLAH. Apart from the jokes, that is whats happening now a days. Cricketers were well mannered athletes, that was the reason many reason once neutrals liked India, then Pakistan and then Sri Lanka all at certain times. Then the newer generation of bums come out and they let their aggression our and irritates every one lol. West Indies was a well mannered team from mid 90s untill Bravo, Pollard, Tino best and other noobs came around. Athletes are competitive people, they all have ego, some dont show it while others due. Virat might be a nice guy off the field, Mahela and Sanga are truly nice guys off the field, on field Mahlea gets very irritating. That is how they are, competitive people.
 
Funny that everyone criticizes Aussies heavily for behavior on field, then applaud when one of their own does the same.

Kohli is just a douche on the field, same as Ponting was. Doesn't make it good.

Most teams have one or two douches in their teams but the Aussies seem to have a whole team of douches at times

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Im correct and you are wrong BLAH BLAH BLAH. Apart from the jokes, that is whats happening now a days. Cricketers were well mannered athletes, that was the reason many reason once neutrals liked India, then Pakistan and then Sri Lanka all at certain times. Then the newer generation of bums come out and they let their aggression our and irritates every one lol. West Indies was a well mannered team from mid 90s untill Bravo, Pollard, Tino best and other noobs came around. Athletes are competitive people, they all have ego, some dont show it while others due. Virat might be a nice guy off the field, Mahela and Sanga are truly nice guys off the field, on field Mahlea gets very irritating. That is how they are, competitive people.

Cricket has to change with the times now the era of being a gentleman has well truly and finished sadly now sport is win at all costs and by any means necessary and if that is being by being a tool swearing at the opposition or sledging them then so be it. Now it is all about winning the spirit of the game comes a distant second that's why no one walks nowadays or rarely gets called back by the opposing captain if they've been wrongly given out

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Possible but Sachin played with rats like Jadeja, Azarudin and crappier players. Kohli has Dhoni, Sharma, Dhawan, Raina, and Yuvraj. Stronger batting team. When Sachin got out, the entire Indian team struggled and limped their way to the end.

Plus Sachin was short, which automatically makes him cool and Virat Kohli uncool.

Sachin had a good smile, Virat has a very irritating face. These theories prove why Sachin will be always better than Kohli
even if Kohli retires at the age of 50 a scoring century every game from now on.


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Now i def know what to do with yours posts :misbah :yk
 
But but but but Ahmed shehzad is more talented than sachin tendulkar...:D

Come on man no one on PP believes that only Razzaq said that so he will get attention now his career is over

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Why is it that it's Sachin everyone wants to better? First Ahmed Shehzad, now Virat Kohli. Everyone going through a purple patch gets compared to Sachin, why?
 
Why is it that it's Sachin everyone wants to better? First Ahmed Shehzad, now Virat Kohli. Everyone going through a purple patch gets compared to Sachin, why?

Because he is the Don Bradman of this era and everyone wants to be better then him.

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Why is it that it's Sachin everyone wants to better? First Ahmed Shehzad, now Virat Kohli. Everyone going through a purple patch gets compared to Sachin, why?

Alex Doolan may well turn out better than Tendulkar :D
 
Sachin is sachin even bradman struggle in front of him inspite having avg of 99.9 leave alone kohli.........long way to goooooooooooo !!

That's BS! Bradman and Hobbs, these are two guys are above everyone else, the two most influential batsman ever . And from the post war era, Sobers is the greatest batsman. Viv=Sachin=Lara (although opinions will differ).
 
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Kohli is not even the best batsman in our current team. Let him go past Pujara before the Sachin comparisons begin.
 
The only batsman that comes close to Sachin is Sir Don Bradman. Kohli's still far below that level of greatness.


Having said that, he is already an ODI great and has surpassed the likes of Ganguly, Dravid, Inzy, Anwar, Hayden already in my eyes which is pretty big for such a young player. He's just 26.
 
In ODIs he is already better than any batsman who has played odi cricket.

In tests he will be one of the greats.
 
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In ODIs he is already better than any batsman who has played odi cricket.

In tests he will be one of the greats.

Without a single meaningful contribution in World Cups ? OTOH , there have been batsmen who have performed in 3-4 World Cups alone.
 
He is already better than Tendu in LOI's. Phenomenal stats thus far.
 
Without a single meaningful contribution in World Cups ? OTOH , there have been batsmen who have performed in 3-4 World Cups alone.

These stats will come...

You have to be a freak of a batsman to score so many tons in chasing cause.
 
In ODIs he is already better than any batsman who has played odi cricket.

In tests he will be one of the greats.

Viv Richards, SRT, Ponting,Lara etc. were excellent ODI batsmen. Kohli certainly has started well but he's quite some distance away from these guys.
 
Viv Richards, SRT, Ponting,Lara etc. were excellent ODI batsmen. Kohli certainly has started well but he's quite some distance away from these guys.

He is already ahead of these guys when it comes to chasing.. he is the worlds best. In short period he has done so much which these guys couldnt do in their whole career.
 
Watching Kohli in ODI's makes me wonder what Sachin could have achieved in ODI if he had near KOhli's mental capability.

We could have seen someone even more special.

I have watched Kohli and I have watched Sachin and I can say conviction, Sachin was just awe inspiring in his hey days. Would smash bowlers all over the park, play a stupid shot and get out.

He was the same way in tests too.

Watch this innings where none of the Indian batsman could touch the ball and how Sachin plays. Watch how McGrath sets him up for the fast bouncer and see Sachin's response. Also see how Sachin gets out to a wrong decision to a ball that seams in. A more safer batsman would have played with a straighter bat and defended the ball.

That's the problem with players who have outrageous talent. They will have confidence to do anything and everything and would look to score always and sometimes would get out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mes2F3xjG8s

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I have no doubts in my mind that by the time Kohli retires, he would be rated FAR higher than Sachin in ODI's.

In tests, its doubtful though he has a chance to be a great player.

As a package (talent, mental ability, etc) Kohli the ODI batsman > Sachin the ODI batsman

He still has a lot to achieve in ODI's to be considered that but its just a matter of time.

I hate to admit it but its true. Cos I like Kohli but love Sachin.
 
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If India had Kohli during the 2003 WC finals , he would have chased down 360 in a max of 45 overs just like he usually does in Jaipur, Kochi and Vishakapatnam.

Too bad.
 
Kohli is already better than any Pakistani batsman barring Miandad and it's only a matter if time before he overtakes him as well.
 
ya ya ya ya .....heard enough do u hv any proof.answer is no.....u only hv their stats where as with SACHIN U HV THE STATS,VIDEO RECORDINGS,INCH BY INCH TECH DETAIL ND NOT BUT LEAST INDIAN PHAST BOWLERS WHO CAN GIVE THE GAME TO THE OPP IN SILVER PLATTER........PEOPLE CAN'T HANDLE THE PRESSURE FROM THEIR BOSS ND THIS MAN HANDLED BILLION PLUS PEOPLE PRESSURE FOR MORE THAN 2 DECADES....TECHNIQUE,TEMPERAMENT ,HUMILITY......LEAVE ALONE ALL THE RECORDS ND U THINK BRADMAN OR SOBER WAS BETTER BECOZ THEY DIDNT WEAR HELMETS....CMON R U KIIDDING ...
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Your CAPS are painful to read bro. Kindly do something about this.
 
Kohli is already better than any Pakistani batsman barring Miandad and it's only a matter if time before he overtakes him as well.

Watch out! They'll claim your are an Indian in masquerade.
 
Sachin was something else to watch when in full flight, Kohli is clinical.
 
Kohli is already better than any Pakistani batsman barring Miandad and it's only a matter if time before he overtakes him as well.

:)) What were Mohammad Yousuf and Inzamam Ul-Haq sleeping their whole career.

Call me when Kohli get's even close to scoring the most runs in a calender year in tests. :moyo

Or when Kohli scores a century winning the match in a test match with the help of tail enders :inzi

Inzi and Yousuf are far better test batsman than Kohli is right now. Now Kohli maybe the better ODI batsman but to say he's better than both is ridiculous as of right now.

I would also like to remind everyone that Kohli never had to face any bowlers like the likes of McGrath, Warne, Lee, Pollock, Ntini, Murali etc.

He's playing in an era that is growing, cricket has obviously dropped significantly in strength in the past 5-6 years. How many "great" bowlers are there in the world today? I would say at best 2. Ajmal and Steyn.
 
Kohli is already better than any Pakistani batsman barring Miandad and it's only a matter if time before he overtakes him as well.

There are at least two current Pak batsmen better than Kohli.
 
Misbah and Younis in tests. Umar Akmal and Shezad in ODIs.

Confused you said that there were two bastmen better in Pakistan but you didn't name two specifically overall...which 2 Pakistan batsmen are better than him overall?

I do agree however that Misbah and Younis are better in tests but no batsman potentially ever in Pakistan is better than Kohli in ODIs.
 
:)) What were Mohammad Yousuf and Inzamam Ul-Haq sleeping their whole career.

Call me when Kohli get's even close to scoring the most runs in a calender year in tests. :moyo

Or when Kohli scores a century winning the match in a test match with the help of tail enders :inzi

Inzi and Yousuf are far better test batsman than Kohli is right now. Now Kohli maybe the better ODI batsman but to say he's better than both is ridiculous as of right now.

I would also like to remind everyone that Kohli never had to face any bowlers like the likes of McGrath, Warne, Lee, Pollock, Ntini, Murali etc.

He's playing in an era that is growing, cricket has obviously dropped significantly in strength in the past 5-6 years. How many "great" bowlers are there in the world today? I would say at best 2. Ajmal and Steyn.

Is that Kohli's fault he was born in an era that they are no best bowlers?

So you mean he cannot be compared ever against any batsmen of another era because bowlers nowadays aren't good?

Maybe Bradman should not be rated too , because he never got to face the likes of Wasim Waqar Warne and Mcgrath.

Maybe the only batsmen to be rated should be those who played in the era of Wasim , Waqar, Marshall or Imran.

Rest of batsmen should stop being rated.
 
Sachin was something else in terms of class and aura. He is to Virat what The Rock is to John Cena basically, less championships and win/loss ratio but overall greater icon/legend. Always was, always will be. If you smell, what the cricket god is cooking?
 
Kohli is a future ATG and Pakistan doesn't have an ATG batsman barring Miandad.

Inzamam and Moyo don't make the cut. They are just Pakistani greats.
 
I doubt it.
With the speed Virat has risen; he will prolly go down with the same speed. He is also a bit immature and emotional while Sachin was rock solid at a much younger age than what Kohli is now.
Sachin's longitivtiy at maintaining such a high standard of performance is mind boggling. I don't think Kohli stands a chance.
 
:kohli should set his priorities straight.

(It is evident that he is a class bat). Should focus less on IPLs and more on real cricket :srt
 
He is king in limited overs but Test Cricket is the ultimate and different ball game.
 
lol....tendulkar is a once in a century ,no once in a millennium player...you won't see another sachin in this lifetime
 
He sure is showing signs....forget about runs,take some catches buddy.He is dropping catches much worse than Dravid was during his last series.
 
Forget sachin tendulkar, kohli should try to become better and worthy than sachin's bat in test cricket.
 
Might be sitting out of the test side at current rate of failure, he wont be anywhere near as good as sachhin in tests. Looks like another micheal bevan a ODI specalist.
 
there have been plenty of players who are equal or even better than tendulkar just from this era so i don't know why kohli couldn't better sachin. it's not like anybody is saying kohli could be better than bradman
 
A very interesting observation from cricinfo -

Aditya Pidapart: "The difference in Kohli's stats while batting first and second can be explained by the fact that even when he was in top form, his highest score in test cricket is 119. His mental make up does not seem conducive to open-ended batting. Give him a set task in a set time, like batting second in ODI and he would part the red sea. Ask him to bat for the sake of batting long, now he wouldn't be able to part a tea-cup."
 
A very interesting observation from cricinfo -

Aditya Pidapart: "The difference in Kohli's stats while batting first and second can be explained by the fact that even when he was in top form, his highest score in test cricket is 119. His mental make up does not seem conducive to open-ended batting. Give him a set task in a set time, like batting second in ODI and he would part the red sea. Ask him to bat for the sake of batting long, now he wouldn't be able to part a tea-cup."

Spot on!
 
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