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Virat Kohli feels embarrassed when he is compared to Sachin Tendulkar and asserted that he wanted to be himself at the crease. The 27-year-old has been in breathtaking form this year, hammering heaps of runs in Australia, Bangladesh and India.
Following his exploits in Australia, Kohli has drawn comparisons with Tendulkar, who is regarded as the greatest batsman to have played the game since Donald Bradman. Tendulkar is the only batsman with 100 international hundreds and 200 Test caps and remains the highest scorer in Tests as well as one-day internationals. Kohli said drawing parallels with the Master Blaster was unfair.
“Honestly I feel embarrassed. It is unfair and Sachin can’t be compared with anyone. Comparisons are not valid from my end. I have looked up to him but want to be myself and definitely draw inspiration from him. He is two levels above any player. Sachin was born with talent and I had to work for it,” said Virat Kohli.