Dominic Cork says Kohli has potential to match The Little Master
Monday 16 May 2016 22:34, UK
Dominic Cork says Virat Kohli has the potential to be as successful as Indian great Sachin Tendulkar in one-day cricket.
Sky Sports pundit Cork made the bold statement after watching the 27-year-old Royal Challengers Bangalore captain set a new record for the most runs in an IPL season.
Kohli's 2016 tally of 752 - boosted by three hundreds and five fifties in his 12 innings - surpasses the 733 amassed by Bangalore team-mate Chris Gayle in 2012 and Mike Hussey in 2013.
Tendulkar scored 18,426 runs and 49 hundreds in his 463 ODIs, while Kohli has notched 7,212 runs and 25 tons in his 171 games to date.
"It's a big statement to say someone could be as [successful as] Tendulkar but at the moment Kohli is making every bowler look easy to play against," said Cork.
"Who knows? In 10 years' time we could be standing here and saying he is better than Sachin."
Watch Kohli in action in the IPL, live on Sky Sports. Bangalore's next game, against Kings XI Punjab, is live on Sky Sports 2 on Wednesday from 3pm.