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Michael Vaughan has his say on the Sachin Tendulkar-Virat Kohli debate

Michael Vaughan was asked on Twitter whether Virat Kohli is a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar.

cricket Updated: Mar 09, 2019 14:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Michael Vaughan,Sachin Tendulkar,Virat Kohli
File image of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.(PTI)

Former England captain Michael Vaughan called Virat Kohli the GOAT (greatest of all time) in one of his tweets when the Indian captain scored yet another century in the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi on Friday. When Vaughan was asked on Twitter whether Kohli was better than Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, the former skipper expressed that Kohli is the better ODI batsman.

Virat Kohli on Friday became only the fourth Indian skipper to pile up 4,000 runs in One-Day Internationals.

Kohli, who needed just 27 runs to achieve the feat, accomplished it in his 66th ODI as captain during the third ODI against Australia.

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Kohli now joins the elite list of former skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly.

Kohli, who hit a century on Friday, has so far registered 19 ODI tons and 14 fifties from 62 innings as the Indian captain. Chasing Australia’s challenging 313 for 5, Kohli made a classy 123 off 95 balls to keep India in the hunt before being bowled by Adam Zampa at a crucial time.

The Delhi batsman also became the fastest player to reach 4,000 runs in 63 innings, surpassing former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers, who reached the milestone in 77 innings.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Mar 09, 2019 14:31 IST