India captain Virat Kohli lavished ultimate praise for former cricketing genius Sachin Tendulkar as today was the day the legend made his debut in international cricket against a formidable Pakistan line-up. Kohli said he was lucky to be a part of Tendulkar’s farewell game as he drew a lot of inspiration from him during his growing up years. The No 1 batsman also went on to call him “Greatest of all time” apart from saying that making comparisons between the two embarrasses him. Kohli’s post read, “The first day my cricketing inspiration started playing for our country. I was lucky enough to play with him and to be part of his farewell game which was nothing short of magical. To be compared to him is nothing short of embarrassing. Thank you for the memories @sachintendulkar. The G.O.A.T.” Also Read - Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal Get Into a Banter During Live Chat Session of Kevin Pietersen-Virat Kohli | SEE POST
Tendulkar played his farewell Test against the Windies at his home ground in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Sachin not only became the first man on the planet to score a double century in ODI cricket. He scored 200* off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010. He signed off as the leading run-getter and century maker in both Tests and ODIs.
He amassed 15,921 runs in 200 Tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. He played his final match — his 200th Test — at his home ground in November 2013 at the Wankhede stadium when India hosted West Indies in a Test series.