Virat Kohli needs to follow in footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar

Published Add your comment

Football News

Every time Virat Kohli walks out to the crease in an ODI, it is expected that many runs will flow. Indeed, the expectation is regularly fulfilled through bright, exciting strokeplay.

He is the star and seen as the rightful successor to Tendulkar's throne as king Indian batsman by his native fans.

Still learning

He still has much to learn from such a brilliant role model in the longer format however. It has been a tough tour for Kohli, his first full one of England as a Test player. Like many other Indian batsmen before him, he has struggled in the conditions, leading to a meagre batting average of 13.50.

Related Articles

Stuart Broad could play in the fifth Test against India
Ruthless England demolish India
New Zealand cricketer has bat ruined by drug search

The lowest in England's top order is Sam Robson's, but in comparison, there have been far less vociferous calls for Kohli to be dropped. Though of a similar age to one another, the difference in experience and, dare I say sheer talent, is vast.

Hope for improvement

Kohli has been off his game so far, but it is still expected he will come good in the shorter internationals later in the year. By then, he will have a firm grasp of the opposing bowlers, with the Indians hoping he will soon stop being Anderson’s rabbit, as well as a greater reading of the unique conditions in England.

To stop India from losing this series, Kohli needs to learn from mistakes made so far and contribute in the upcoming final Test. The fans would have expected the same from Tendulkar, who would have no doubt responded with an impressive knock.

India cricket
Sachin Tendulkar
Virat Kohli

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again