On Instagram Live, AB De Villiers says Virat Kohli is better than Sachin Tendulkar. He also compares Virat Kohli with Roger Federer.
In the tennis world, where Roger Federer is the biggest player and is currently performing well. Similarly, there is a cricketer who is Roger Federer of cricket. Yes, the legendary AB de Villiers, a veteran of the South African team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the IPL, has said that Indian team captain Virat Kohli is Roger Federer of the cricket world.
AB De Villiers, who has been playing alongside Virat in the IPL for 9 years, believes that Kohli is a natural striker of the ball. AB de Villiers compared Virat Kohli to tennis legend Roger Federer, saying that he should not be compared to any cricketer but to tennis legend Federer. He also believes that Virat Kohli is better than Sachin Tendulkar in chasing.
Virat Kohli is better than Sachin Tendulkar in chasing
AB De Villiers while talking live on Instagram with commentator Pommie Mbangwa says if you look at the current form of Virat Kohli, he can break all the records of Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of Cricket. De Villiers has also said that while chasing the score, Virat Kohli is better than the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
“Sachin has been a role model for both of us, the way he stood out in his era and the things he achieved with grace is a great example. Virat will also say that he’s (Tendulkar) the main guy and he set the standards. When it comes to me personally, Virat is the best (in run-chases) I’ve seen in my life. Sachin was amazing in all situations, but in terms of chasing under pressure, Virat tops him,”
Virat Kohli as Federer and Steve Smith as Nadal
When AB de Villiers was asked to compare Virat Kohli and number one batsman in Test ranking Steve Smith, to which De Villiers has said that Virat is like Federer and Steve Smith is like Nadal.
“Virat is more of a natural ball striker. If you look at natural ball strikers, Virat is like Federer. Smith is more like Nadal, he’s mentally very strong. He’s figured out a way to score runs, he doesn’t look too natural but he manages to break records. Virat though has scored runs all over the world and he’s my pick,” said de Villiers.