Gautam Gambhir throughout a present on Star Sports activities© Twitter
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was current within the broadcaster’s studio as Virat Kohli notched up his forty fifth ODI ton within the first one-day match in opposition to Sri Lanka in Guwahati on Tuesday. Kohli’s tremendous present with the bat noticed him earn loads of plaudits on social media. Within the course of, Kohli additionally went on to match the legendary Sachin Tendulkar‘s document of scoring probably the most ‘house a whole lot’ in ODIs. As comparisons between Kohli and Tendulkar erupted amongst followers and specialists, Gambhir performed it down, suggesting the ‘guidelines have modified’ from the time when Sachin used to play.
Gambhir remained agency whereas saying no to the thought of comparability between gamers in numerous eras. The previous India opening batter cited fielding restrictions and the supply of a second new ball as among the ‘rule modifications’ which have labored within the favour of batters within the present period.
“It isn’t in regards to the document actually. Virat Kohli will go on to get many extra centuries than Sachin Tendulkar within the 50-over format. See, the principles have modified, ” Gambhir mentioned on Star Sports activities.
“You shouldn’t examine eras. It isn’t truthful to check eras as nicely the place there was one new ball as in comparison with now when there are 2 new balls with 5 fielders inside. However sure, he has been a grasp on this format and he has proven it over such a protracted time frame,” he added.
Sanjay Manjrekar, who was additionally on the Star Sports activities panel for the match, mentioned that he has little doubt that Kohli will go on to overhaul Tendulkar within the record of most ODI a whole lot.
“He (Kohli) shouldn’t be an opener so in each 50-overs sport, he isn’t going there from ball no 1 and you’re looking on the complete innings to get 100. He has batted at 3 many of the occasions so that’s one thing you’ve got to think about. I’ve little doubt that he’ll overtake Tendulkar in one-day a whole lot. I imply, it is simply 4 a whole lot to equal Tendulkar. It might occur in a 12 months and a half. It is a 50-over World Cup 12 months so I imagine it may occur,” he mentioned.
Kohli already has 45 a whole lot in worldwide cricket on the subject of the 50-over format. Tendulkar, then again, has 49 tons in ODIs.
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