Mailbourne: The Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is making a new record by scoring a hundred on his fastest century, is often compared with his fiancé great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. But now Australia's former captain Ricky Ponting has made it clear on his point that in this phase of his career, it is wrong to compare Kohli with a great player like Tendulkar. During a conversation on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Ponting said that the comparison at the career stage is not correct and that too from a player who has played 200 Tests. You remember Sachin from that period when he was in the last phase of his career, not at the time when he was starting or was in the middle. Everyone has compared Virat to them, but to see whether he can maintain dominance over international cricket for 10, 12, 15 years.
Ponting said, "Sachin did this and that too in the three formats of the game and this is the sign of a real champion." Playing two hundred Tests is not a minor issue. I also played 168 but the matter of two hundred is different. Ponting said - Let's see how Virat's career graph goes. Only after the end of his career should he be compared to Sachin, otherwise it would be excessive with both. Virat has scored 6147 runs including 23 centuries in 71 Tests, while Sachin has scored 15921 runs in 200 Tests, including 51 centuries. In ODIs, Sachin has 18426 runs in 463 matches, including 49 centuries, while Virat has scored 9779 runs from 35 centuries in 211 ODIs. Asked about Virat's captaincy in the context of recent failure to tour England, Ponting said that the captaincy for them is not limited to the field.
Ponting, one of Australia's most successful captains, said, "I have not seen all the matches in the Test series. A few hours have seen the game, but for me, there is an important aspect beyond the ground in the captaincy. He said- The field part, such as change in bowling, field trials, all these are only thirty to 40 percent and the rest is prepared for 3-4 days before the match from the field. It matters a lot. When asked about the experience as a player in India and as a coach of Mumbai Indians, Ponting said that he would be a better cricketer by playing in India. He said - I have gone to India more than 25 times but the initial visits were not easy. When I understood the culture and culture of India, I could play better. I also say to young cricketers that before playing in India, understand India which is different from our country but the passion of cricket is our share.