Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Fans and experts often compare Team India’s modern day great batter Virat Kohli and former great Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has fuelled the debate with an interesting statement.

While responding to a question, ‘Who is the all-time great in ODI format - Virat or Sachin’, Hussain came up with a divided opinion.

“For me, Sachin was the greatest batter I ever saw and played against. The greatest batter in a run chase in an ODI is Virat Kohli. So, I am going to sit on the fence. Batting first, I am going Sachin Tendulkar. Chasing, without a doubt, Virat Kohli,” said Hussain.

Notably, Kohli has come a long way in international cricket and he is closing in to beat many records of the Master Blaster. Kohli is just one ton shy of equaling legendary batter Tendulkar’s feat of scoring the highest number of centuries in ODI cricket.

Kohli came really close to equal Sachin in the match against New Zealand. However, he missed it by a whisker. With many matches left in the mega event, it is very likely that Kohli may surpass Sachin in terms of scoring ODI centuries.