Tendulkar would’ve scored 1 lakh runs in this era: Akhtar
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes it is unfair to compare former Indian batsman and legend of the game Sachin Tendulkar with the current India captain Virat Kohli. He also believes the current era can’t be compared to the era when Sachin and the former fast bowler played.
Two of the most talented Indian batsmen played in a completely different era, but both have been dominating in their respective era with the Indian captain still playing. Kohli is well on his way to breaking some records of his former team-mate.
However, Akhtar feels it is unfair to compare the two players because Sachin played in the toughest era of cricket. He also claimed the former Indian batsman would have scored more than 1 lakh runs if he would have played in this era, signalling the fact that how easy it is to score runs in this era.
“Tendulkar batted in the toughest era of cricket. If he had to get the chance now, he may hit more than 1.30 lakh runs. So it”s not good to make a comparison between Sachin and Kohli,” he said during a live session.
Akhtar also revealed he wanted Tendulkar to complete a century during their famous 2003 World Cup clash against India. The fast bowler, who picked up his wicket wanted to see a six after he bowled a cracking bouncer.
“I was very sad because Sachin got out for 98. It was special innings, he should have touched the century mark. I wanted him to get a century. For that bouncer, I would have loved to see a sixer, as earlier he hit,” he concluded.