Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar? Here's what Shahid Afridi said...

Afridi's answer was rather very interesting.

Updated: Mar 05, 2016, 12:27 PM IST
Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar? Here's what Shahid Afridi said...

New Delhi: Shahid Afridi's team earned a consolation win on Friday, beating Sri Lanka to end their Asia Cup 2016 campaign.

"We're good cricketers, just that we need to have more self-belief," Afridi said when asked about his team's performance in the Asia Cup T20 and the upcoming World Twenty20.

The all-rounder was also faced with another interesting question. Afridi's answer to it was equally interesting.

“I have said this before too - no one should be compared to Sachin Tendulkar. He has been a great role model for millions of Indians and for those who follow the sport across the world. Virat has been a champion player too. He has been consistent over the years and his aggressive nature is great for the game. Both are fantastic cricketers and I wouldn't put one above other,” he told the Times of India when asked how he would rate Virat Kohli vis a vis Sachin Tendulkar?

Afridi was happy that the reserve players were also given a chance ahead of the World T20 in India.

"We've backed players, we did not want to tamper too many things, but the selectors have done well to give everyone a sincere opportunity," said Afridi.

(With PTI inputs)