Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is sort of happy to see his ‘good friend’ Virat Kohli’s success on the worldwide stage and the way he has labored on his sport, modified his way of life to develop into a modern-day nice. Kohli has typically been in contrast with Tendulkar who retired as the most prolific run-getter in Test and ODI historical past and is broadly considered one of many biggest batters.

“Virat is an efficient good friend. So happy to see how his profession has formed within the final decade. When I began, I used to be a part of the workforce at the moment and I might see that fireplace and starvation in him. And from thereon, how he has labored exhausting on his sport and the way he has modified his way of life to attain what he has been in a position to… has been outstanding,” Tendulkar told Graham Bensinger on his YouTube channel.

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Kohli, who has scored 70 international centuries across formats so far, though underwent a torrid time during England tour of 2014 where he averaged 13.50 across 10 Test innings following which he sought Tendulkar’s advise.

“Virat has been tremendous. He has done tremendously well and there is so much to happen in his career from here on. We all at some stage in our career, need heroes and the players who have that impact on their generation, motivate so many guys,” Tendulkar stated.

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“In 2014, I keep in mind assembly him and we mentioned a few issues the place I felt he might get higher. I’ve at all times believed in serving to gamers and sharing my data, no matter inputs I’ve… I’ve at all times been open to that. Virat contacted me and he wished me to spend a while with him which I did. And like I stated, that every technology appears as much as their hero. That’s the way you set your goals and set your targets. Then you begin chasing them,” he added.

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