Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar while batting under difficult situations: Imran Khan

Khan also praised Kohli's temperament – something which has helped him achieve several milestones during his career so far.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016, 13:13 PM IST
Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar while batting under difficult situations: Imran Khan

New Delhi: Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan has joined the list of experts who have become a huge fan of Virat Kohli's batting.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, the cricketer-turned-politician said that Kohli was better than the Master Blaster in terms of batting under precarious circumstances.

“Cricket has had eras. In the eighties, it was Viv Richards, and then you had Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar who stood out. Virat Kohli is one of the most complete players I’ve seen. He’s so versatile; he plays on both feet, and on all sides of the field,’’ Khan told the newspaper.

Khan also praised Kohli's temperament – something which has helped him achieve several milestones during his career so far.

“Apart from his talent and technique, he has a very good temperament. His temperament is better than Sachin’s. Kohli performs at the most difficult of opportunities, which Sachin sometimes wasn’t able to,” he said.

Kohli was a run-machine in the recently concluded IPL 2016, where he amassed 943 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore, which included record four centuries.