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Is Virat Kohli the new Sachin Tendulkar?

October 18, 2013 11:33 IST

Is Virat Kohli the new Sachin Tendulkar?

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The Australian media has claimed that India's massive win in the second one-day international against Australia has proved that there is life after Sachin Tendulkar, especially with Virat Kohli leading the way.

According to News.com.au, Kohli set a new record for the fastest hundred by an Indian in an ODI, belting 100 not out from just 52 balls to help the hosts chase down 360 with more than six overs to spare against Australia. 


Image: Virat Kohli
Photographs: BCCI

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It only added to the belief that, while he's not even in the same statistical stratosphere as Tendulkar at the moment, Kohli is the man to lead India into the post-Sachin era, the report said.

It's easy to forget he's only 24 years old with 18 Tests to his name, given how long Kohli has been on the international scene, the report added.

The report further said that Kohli is the new poster boy of Indian cricket and also very aware of his own image and his own efforts at the crease, adding that he is the future of the Indian team.


Image: Virat Kohli
Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
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