Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli is currently in the form of his life. The former India captain is standing just a century short of leveling legendry batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s greatest ever feat of 49 tons in ODI cricket. He missed the chance by a whisker in India’s last game against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

Meanwhile, former Australia star batsman Matthew Hayden has made a masterclass remark comparing this moment in Kohli’s career with that of Sachin.

Hayden urged world cricket to savour this moment in Kohli’s career as he drew an emotional comparison with Tendulkar.

“It is a masterclass watching Kohli and such a treat...we shouldn’t take this period of Kohli’s career for granted because in a blink of an eye, like we discuss about Tendulkar, he will be gone. So it is a great moment to keep savouring Virat Kohli at his absolute peak,” said Hayden during an interview.

“Kohli epitomises for young kids watching the game and those playing on the streets in India. What is great about him in the way he holds his shape, trusts his abilities and doesn’t overhit the ball. Modern players always seem to favour power over their ability just to be able to strike the ball. Wankhede is always a relatively tricky wicket to bat on, but once you get in, you can never get out, but it kind of requires a special skill to think through the innings as well. Kohli understood his role that he just needs to get through the powerplay and continue with just good strokeplay,” he added.