IPL: Virat Kohli Shouldn't Be Compared To Sachin Tendulkar, Says Virender Sehwag
Virat Kohli is currently the highest run-getter in the 2016 Indian Premier League with 561 runs in nine matches.
- Indo-Asian News Service
- Updated: May 11, 2016 06:33 PM IST
- Kohli shouldn't be compared to Tendulkar, says Sehwag.
- Kohli has smashed a record two centuries in IPL 2016 so far.
- Virat Kohli is the leading run-getter for RCB in the 2016 IPL.
India's Test skipper Kohli has been in sublime form over the past couple of months for his national side as well as his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Delhi-born batsman after winning the Man of the Tournament award in the recent World Twenty20, has smashed two centuries in the ongoing ninth edition of the cash-rich IPL tournament, and is the leading run-getter with 561 runs.
"No one should compare two individuals. People used to compare me with Tendulkar, Viv Richards, that's not fair. The era is not same. I don't think we should compare Kohli with Tendulkar," Sehwag said.
Sehwag, who is currently the mentor of Kings XI Punjab, also hailed Kohli as the most dangerous batsman at present.
"There are a lot of batsmen. But at the moment, I think, Kohli is the dangerous batsman. There is AB de Villiers, David Warner, but the way Virat is playing, the way he is scoring runs, he scored two tons in this IPL ... He is the most dangerous at the moment."
Commenting on the talks going on around the first day-night Test to be played between New Zealand and India later this year in the country, the 37-year-old said it would be good for fans and cricket lovers to view a new level of cricket.
"It is not officially announced yet but talks are going on. When BCCI announces it, it will be fair for us to comment.People want to see day-night Test. We have seen Australia-New Zealand playing a day-night Test."
"We will also want as a commentator, ex-cricketer, as a public or as a fan of cricket, that day-night eventually happens here and we'll go to witness it," Sehwag added.