West Indian legend Brian Lara, who had once thought to surpass many cricketing records, has likened Virat Kohli's T20 style of playing will take him to the level of iconic India batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
The show the youngster had displayed in all the three formats of the game recently prompted the former legend to say that he would soon scale the levels Sachin had achieved in his cricketing career.
Virat Kohli has the highest average of any batsman in the 20-over format on the international stage, with Joe Root’s 40.33 the closest anyone can come to his 53.40.
I think the game has changed, it’s a lot more innovative. The batsmen are trying a lot more, especially with the T20 version of the game, it allows them to really and truly free themselves up. He’s been doing that in all forms of the game, not just the T20 - in the Test matches, in the 50-over game [too].Brian Lara
Lara added that Kohli is an awesome talent. He’s got a stage set for him with Sachin Tendulkar and trying to follow in his footsteps, but I think he’s held himself pretty well so far and a lot of things are expected from him, especially from the Indians, said him.