Virat Kohli feels embarrassed when he is compared with Sachin Tendulkar and asserted that he wants to be himself on the crease. The 27-year old been breathtaking this year, hammering heeps of runs in Australia, Bangladesh and India.
“Honestly I feel embarrassed. It is unfair and Sachin can’t be compared with anyone. Comparisons are not valid from my end. I have looked up to him but want to be myself and definitely draw inspiration from him. He is two levels above any player. Sachin was born with talent and I had to work for it,” Kohli told India Today in an exclusive interview.
Here is a short incident about the relationship shared by Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli..rest is left for you to decide.
Back in 2013 it happened after Sachin had delivered his acceptance speech after his final Test against West Indies. He already had moist eyes and what followed brought out the tears. His legacy has finally come to an end. The so called GOD OF CRICKET was in the dressing room when he saw Virat Kohli coming towards him. Virat had some threads in his hand usually worn around the wrist for good luck. He gave to Sachin saying his father had given them to him and they were very close to his heart. He always used to wonder who will he give them, as it should be someone special and so he gave to Sachin and touched his feet. The veteran was speechless and then tearfully embraced Virat saying that he was like a younger brother and his place was not at his feet. It is a moment neither of them has forgotten. Some days later Sachin returned the gift saying that as it was something from his father, he should not part with it and it should be with him. This was the incident both of them still cherish.