India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday penned an emotional post on Instagram, writing that Sachin Tendulkar is the 'Greatest of All Time' and that comparison with him is 'nothing short of embarrassment'.
Kohli further said he was lucky to enough to play with him and be part of Tendulkar's farewell game. Incidentally, on November 15, 1989, Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi. November 15 was also the last day he represented India on the field. His last game came against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in 2013.
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Kohli's caption wrote,'The first day my cricketing inspiration started playing for our country. I was lucky enough to play with him and to be part of his farewell game which was nothing short of magical. To be compared to him is nothing short of embarrassing. Thank you for the memories @sachintendulkar. The G.O.A.T'.
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The first day my cricketing inspiration started playing for our country. I was lucky enough to play with him and to be part of his farewell game which was nothing short of magical. To be compared to him is nothing short of embarrassing. Thank you for the memories @sachintendulkar. The G.O.A.T
Tendulkar represented India for 24 years and shattered all records possible and set some that still remain.
The 45-year-old ended with 34,357 runs from 664 games, including 100 hundreds as well. Tendulkar's tally of 15921 Test runs remains the most in Test cricket and so does his total of 18426 runs in ODIs.
He is also the only player to have played 200 Test matches as well as the first batsman ever to score a double century in ODI cricket.
However, time and again, Kohli has been touted to shatter some of Tendulkar's monumental batting records.
Kohli, considered one of the greatest players of his era, has already broken some of Tendulkar's records and is threatening to surpass many in future.
Kohli recently went past Tendulkar and became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs.
With 38 ODI hundreds, Kohli is also second on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in the 50-over format only behind Tendulkar's tally of 49.