The childhood coach of team India skipper Virat Kohli, Raj Kumar Sharma on Saturday revealed that he doesn’t want comparisons between Kohli and legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Meanwhile, since Kohli made his debut, there have been comparisons with him with the little master. However, Raj Kumar Sharma believes that the comparison is not right since they belong to two different eras.

I don’t want to make any comparison. Sachin was a great batsman and has many records to his name. But the way Virat has shown consistency in all three formats is a big achievement. Sachin was Virat’s idol. Since both of them played in two different eras, they cannot be compared,” Raj Kumar Sharma told ANI.

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The selectors meanwhile have rested Virat Kohli from the T20Is in an aim to manage his workload. Raj Kumar feels it will be a massive responsibility on Rohit Sharma as Windies are a good T20 side. With the addition of few players, this team looks even more dangerous and can snatch the match anytime.
The T20I format suits them (West Indies). They can be dangerous. We saw the glimpses of this during the initial matches of ODIs and now after Andre Russell, Carlos Braithwaite and Keiron Pollard return, this will be an uphill task. These players can snatch the match from your grasp on any given day. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit must fire on all cylinders since the middle-order is fragile,” Sharma added.
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In conclusion, Raj Kumar Sharma sounded optimistic about Virat Kohli performance during the tour of Australia. He feels Kohli should play aggressive cricket as the ball comes to that bat.
You have to play aggressive cricket in Australia and considering the ball comes on to the wicket, Virat can play nice strokes there. There is bounce in the wicket but it does not deter him,” he concluded.