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This England great says Kohli is ‘best ever’, better than Sachin

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From last three to four years there has been debate over who is best between current Team india skipper Virat Kohli and the legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Many have given their views with many opting not to compare the duo, but this former England great and ICC Cricket World Cup-2019 says that Virat Kohli is ‘best ever player’ and better then Sachin Tendulkar.

The former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has said that current India captain Virat Kohli has a slight edge over the Master Blaster Tendulkar.

Terming Kohli as the ‘best player ever’, Flintoff stated that he never imagined that someone could even be compared to Tendulkar.

“Honestly Virat is possibly the best player ever. Maybe even more than Sachin. I never thought I would see anyone that would compare to Sachin,” Flintoff told Mirror in an interaction organised by the World Cup Organizing Committee.

 “I love watching him play. Hopefully we will see best of him this summer, as he is a treat to watch for anyone,” Flintoff said.

With 66 centuries and over 24000 runs, Kohli is still far away from Tendulkar’s 100 international centuries and over 33,000 runs but he still has a lot of cricket left in him. In fact at 30, Kohli has a better ODI record than Tendulkar, particularly when it comes to chasing down totals. Kohli has 21 hundreds and over 5000 runs in 84 ODIs while chasing compared to Tendulkar’s 14 hundreds and over 5000 runs in 127 ODIs.

However, it should also be noted that Tendulkar started to open the innings almost six years after he had made his international debut. Before that he used to bat in the middle-order and often, did not have the luxury of batting for long.