Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are arguably two of the greatest batters to have been born in India. Both have excelled in different eras, but in 2011 – during the World Cup – they played together. And – India won.
Kohli’s Heartwarming Gesture Towards Sachin
Years after that epic win, Tendulkar has recalled an episode that brought tears to his eyes. There have been multiple occasions when cricket lovers have compared these two in India, even worldwide.
While some choose to pick sides, many believe comparing these two would be unfair and refuse to participate in the debate and accept both players’ greatness.
However, Sachin is regarded as God to almost every cricket lover in India, and Virat Kohli is no different. Check: Why Sachin Tendulkar is Called as God of Cricket?
In the interview, Sachin narrated, “So, I was sitting in one corner with a towel on my head, I was really emotional and at that time Virat had come to me and Virat gave me his sacred thread (dhaga) that his father had given him.”
The video also consisted the part where Bensinger asked Virat Kohli the same question in a separate interview, where Kohli said, “We usually wear threads around our wrists, in India a lot of people do. So, my father gave one to me which he used to have.
I used to keep that with me in my bag and then I thought this is the most valuable thing I have. My father gave this to me and I think I couldn’t give anything more valuable and I just want you to know how much you’ve inspired me and what you mean to all of us and this is my little gift to you.”
Then the video concluded with how Sachin was brought to tears by Virat with his act. “So, I kept that for a while, and then returned that to him again and I said, ‘this is priceless and this has to be with you and no one else.’ This is your property and you should have it till your last breath,” said Sachin in the video.
In the video, Sachin was also asked who was better between the two of them, Master Blaster, in his typical style, gave an apt answer, “How about having both of us in one team.”
Virat Kohli who struggles to fin his form back currently involves in a 3 match T20I series against West Indies at home.