'Sachin was the hardest to get out', says Michael ClarkeLast updated on Apr 10, 2020, 03:50 pm
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke hailed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar for his impeccable batting technique.
Clarke believes the Indian batting legend had the best technique and did not have any flaws.
He also praised current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, stating that he is following the footsteps of the former.
According to Clarke, the conversion rate of the duo is phenomenal.
Here is more.
Tendulkar has 34,357 international runs to his name
Sachin Tendulkar is deemed as the greatest ever batsman to play the game.
The right-hander finished with a record 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs and amassed 15,921 runs from 200 Tests.
He is the only batsman in the world to have struck 100 international hundreds (51 Test and 49 ODI tons).
The esoteric feat is yet to be matched, after eight years.
Tendulkar didn't have a weakness, feels Clarke
"Probably technically the best batsman (Tendulkar) I ever saw. The hardest batsman to get out. I think Sachin, technically, didn't have a weakness. Part of you hoped that he made a mistake," Fox Sports quoted Clarke as saying on the Big Sports Breakfast radio show
Kohli is touted as the next best batsman after Tendulkar
Virat Kohli, often regarded as the 'run-machine', carried the baton following Tendulkar's retirement.
The modern-day master has already crossed the 10,000-run mark in ODIs, wherein he averages a substantial 59.33.
With 70 international centuries to his name, Kohli is closing in on Tendulkar's record of hundred tons.
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is second on the tally, having racked up 71 tons.
Kohli is also dominating Test cricket
Clarke believes Kohli's limited-overs record is spectacular and he has also been impactful in the longest format as well.
Interestingly, Kohli has most number of Test centuries (27) among active players.
"His ODI and T20 records are phenomenal and he's also found a way to dominate Test cricket. What Kohli and Tendulkar have in common is they love making big hundreds," Clarke said.