Shahid Afridi draws comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

Shahid Afridi draws comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar
In the past few years, Kohli has become a main cog in the Indian batting line up just like Tendulkar was in his playing career.
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Pakistan Twenty20 International captain Shahid Afridi has compared Indian Test captain Virat Kohli to batting great Sachin Tendulkar by citing their match-winning capabilities.

In the past few years, Kohli has become a main cog in the Indian batting line up just like Tendulkar was in his playing career.

Having played just 171 One-Day Internationals, Kohli has already scored 25 centuries, which is the fourth highest in the history of the game.

Even in the T20Is, Kohli is India’s highest run-scorer with 1470 runs from 41 matches and his batting average of 52.50 is the best in the history of the game.

Stating that Kohli is winning games for India like Tendulkar used to in his prime, Afridi said, “Virat Kohli is becoming like a wall in the Indian team.

“Earlier, it used to be Sachin Tendulkar who won matches for India and now it is Kohli who is playing that role.”

In the ongoing ICC World T20, Pakistan have crashed out of the tournament after winning just the one match from four games.

In the match against Australia, Pakistan managed to restrict Australia to 127 for four after 15 overs but ended up conceding 66 runs in the last five overs as Australia ended up with 193 for four.

Pakistan also faltered in the chase as they failed to keep up with the asking rate and eventually succumbed to a 21-run defeat, which signalled the end of their campaign in the tournament.

Admitting that Pakistan were not good enough against Australia, Afridi cited that one cannot afford to falter in the death while bowling against a team like Australia.

“Honestly, we were not good enough.

“We had problems in batting.

“Our bowlers were doing well but in the last four overs, we gave away 40 runs.

“That is not good bowling and we cannot do that against a team like Australia.”

After the loss to Australia, Afridi stated that he will make a decision on his retirement four to five days after reaching home.

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