The mutual admiration between Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Modern Master Virat Kohli is a well-established phenomenon by now.
The image of Kohli dedicating his half-century against Pakistan in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 2016 at Eden Gardens is still vivid in the memories of Indian fans.
As a matter of fact, during an award function a few years back, Sachin claimed that only two Indian batsmen by the names of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are capable of break his monumental record of hundred international tons and over 34,000 international runs.
It looks like out of Rohit and Virat; it is the latter who has taken these words from Master Blaster to his heart, as the run machine for India has the nack of scoring centuries everytime he dons the blues of India.
This tendency of Kohli also featured in Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar’s latest congratulatory message after he scored his 34th ODI ton and took his tally of international tons to 55.
Coming in only after the first over of the match, Kohli scored an unbeaten knock of 160, seeing India through to a match-winning total of 303, to take the winds out of a depleted South Africans in the absence of the D-factor (De Kock, Du Plessis and De Villiers). He also went on to break Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 11 ODI tons, as captain of the Indian side.
VK then surpassed Hashim Amla and Mahela Jayawardena tally’s of 54 international tons to take the fifth position of all-time century makers across all formats.
It seems like Virat Kohli’s record-breaking spree is only going to dip down once he overtakes Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
“Stepping out on the field and scoring centuries has become a regularity for @imVkohli. Congratulations on your 34th ODI ton! Keep the runs flowing always. #INDvsSA” tweeted Tendulkar.
Here’s the Tweet:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2018