Virat Kohli has long been considered Sachin Tendulkar's natural successor to the Indian cricket team because of his remarkable abilities. While Kohli is currently going through a bottleneck and has not scored in the international century since 2019, he still has an unbeatable bat record in all formats. While many of Sachin Tendulkar's records may not be broken soon, Kohli is expected to be within reach with some of Mumbai's most famous cricket players, who have had incredible bat performance.
Kohli's progress over the years has also sparked a debate among cricket fans over whether he is a better batsman than Tendulkar.
While many Tendulkar fans will continue to support the debate, others, probably some of the younger fans, will choose Kohli.
Tendulkar himself recently received this question, and the former Indian captain had a relatively diplomatic answer to it.
"Better cricketer - Sachin or Virat?" asked American journalist Graham Bensinger during an interview with Tendulkar on his YouTube channel.
"How about having both of us in one team?" replied Tendulkar.
Meanwhile, Kohli reached a huge milestone last week during the Indian series of 44 victories over the West Indies at the 2nd ODI in Ahmedabad, which included Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni on the elite roster.
Kohli’s milestone was playing 100 ODI matches at home. The former Indian captain achieved remarkable numbers when he represented the team against the West Indies in the second ODI last week.
India tied the three-match ODI series against the West Indies 3-0. India-led Rohit Sharma also won the T20I Open in a series of three matches.