Kohli a run-machine, Sachin my all-time favorite: Lara
West Indies legend Brian Lara hails Virat Kohli as the best player in the world in today’s era, but still keeps Sachin Tendulkar as his all-time favorite player.
Former West Indies captain and legend of the game Brian Lara has been conferred the Doctorate in Science (Honours Causa) by the D Y Patil University in Nerul and he gave an interview where he asked a few questions related to cricket.
When asked to pick between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, Lara said –
“He (Virat Kohli) is a (run) machine. But sorry to say Sachin Tendulkar is my (choice. But getting back to your question, no doubt there is a huge gap between Virat Kohli and the rest of the world in all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma might have got four centuries in this World Cup, (Jonny) Bairstow or whatever, if you want somebody to bat in T20, T10, 100 balls (cricket) or Test cricket, it is going to be Virat Kohli today.”
Lara had more words full or praise for the master blaster and believes the impression Sachin left on the game is just unbelievable.
“The (impression) Sachin left on the game is just unbelievable, because he sort of bridged that period, where you felt that when Indian batsman leaves Indian soil, Indian pitches, they are not that good. But Sachin Tendulkar was good on every surface and all of the Indian batsman are good on every single surface today, I think simply because they took a page out of his (Sachin’s) book.”
The former West Indies captain also expressed his disappointment when asked about the current Windies side, who are already knocked out of the World Cup.
“We have been turned to a corner. Every country, every sports team goes through a little bit of cycle, but we seem to be in the same position for quite some-time, which is unfortunate,” he concluded.