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Sachin Tendulkar Recalls ‘Particular Evening’ Which Gave Birth to New Kohli

Sachin Tendulkar Recalls ‘Particular Evening’ Which Gave Birth to New Kohli

Virat Kohli, who shall be enjoying his hundredth Test match in Mohali towards Sri Lanka, is commonly in comparison with Sachin Tendulkar. But one might ask what does the ‘god’ of Indian cricket actually take into consideration Virat Kohli—the modern-day legend. Kohli made his Test debut in 2011 and by the point he was one yr outdated in worldwide cricket, Tendulkar had retired. Not a lot cricket was performed between the 2.

“I remember the first time I heard about you was when we were in Australia in 2007 (2008),” mentioned Tendulkar in a video posted on the web site of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“You guys were playing the U19 World Cup in Malaysia. That is when there were certain players in the team who were discussing about you. ‘This is one player to watch out for. Achhi batting kar raha hai (He is batting well)’.

“After that, we played cricket together for India. Not for long, but whatever time we spent together, it was evident that you were good at learning things. You wanted to keep working on your game and continue getting better. You have been a terrific role model as far as fitness is concerned obviously. ”

Tendulkar additionally remembered the time when a fed up Kohli got here as much as him and mentioned that he desires to eliminate unhealthy consuming habits. He was critical about his health.

“We were in Australia in 2011, and I precisely remember we were in Canberra. There was a Thai restaurant. We used to go there and have a sumptuous meal. And one evening after having heavy meal, I remember you coming to me and saying: ‘paji bahut ho gaya…fitness pe dhyan dena hai.’ And I must say you have left no stone unturned.”

“That one particular evening you said that and you achieved your goal.”

Kohli made his Test debut in 2011 and rose by means of the ranks to turn into one of many best Test captains of India. He helped India win the sequence in Australia and got here actually shut in profitable in England the place they’re nonetheless main 2-1.

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