Shoaib Akhtar chooses one player between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli
Only the memories remain… Every run that Sachin Tendulkar scored bore the millions of hopes and dreams of the nation which stood still to watch him bat. Every boundary from his blade raised the national happiness quotient. Every time he raised his bat it was the spirits of the countrymen that was elevated to ecstasy.
For a lot of people in India, Tendulkar means life. There have been so many people who fasted when Sachin batted. Many people celebrate his birthday as if it is their own. A lot of people relate their life’s incidents to Sachin’s scores. Sachin is like a son to a lot of fathers and mothers; a grandson to a lot of elderly citizens.
But The debate of who is a better a batsman between Sachin and Kohli is arguably the most-talked topic of the cricketing fraternity, at the moment. But It’s baseless topic.
Many times Virat Kohli said ” Don’t compare me with Sachin. He is God. He is two levels above any player. He is my idol.”
The fact that Kohli was inspired to play cricket by the man himself tells us how invalid his comparison with Tendulkar is. Tendulkar is not a legend, he is not an icon, he is not an idol.
He is an emotion.
An emotion, which people who have witnessed his career, will never forget. No XYZ can replace him. No one can replace him.
Meanwhile, the former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar also had his take over this moot point. A few days ago, Akhtar had organized a chat session on his official Twitter handle where his fans and other Twitterati could ask him questions. Amid this talk session, a guy with a username of ‘@karanaku100’ added another nail in this highly talked coffin and asked former Pakistani cricketer to choose between either of Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli. Without wasting much time, Shoaib replied with his choice. His choice is God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar.