BENGALURU: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey believes that Indian run-machine
Virat Kohli’s recent form has put him on track to equal or even exceed
the feats of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli, has set a new record for the
most runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
tally of 865 runs -- boosted by four hundreds and five fifties in his 13
innings -- surpasses the 733 amassed by his Bangalore team-mate Chris
Gayle in 2012 and Hussey in 2013.
Before the IPL the Delhi-born
also won the Man of the Tournament award in the World Twenty20
tournament after an impressive run with the willow.
Tendulkar's greatest strengths was his longevity and if Kohli can stay
fit, he could be well on his way to emulate Tendulkar as a player,"
Hussey was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Thursday.
idol Tendulkar has scored 18,426 runs and 49 hundreds in his 463
One-Day-Internationals and 15,921 runs with 51 centuries in 200 Test
Kohli has notched up 7,212 runs and 25 centuries in his 171 ODI games and 2,994 runs and 11 hundreds in 41 Tests till date.
"He (Kohli) has evolved into an amazing player," added Hussey, who said AB de Villiers and Steve Smith were his contemporaries.
three are all probably at a stage now where they know their game inside
and out and they stick to it as it has given them so much success over
the years. I simply love watching them bat," the left-handed batsman