In the first ODI of the series against England, Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored his 27th ton and equalled Sachin’s record of 17 centuries while chasing.
With the 28-year-old dominating all forms of the game, comparisons with Tendulkar have become par for the course.
However, the Delhi batsman made it clear that he does not wish to be compared with his idol and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli reiterated this point while speaking to former England captain Nasser Hussain on bcci.tv.
“I might not play that long (24 years). 200 Tests, 100 international centuries. Those are incredible numbers and will be impossible to achieve. But yes, I want to make a difference and always believe that I must leave the game on a better note,” said Kohli.
He also added that the secret to his stupendous success is “not having too many close people” in his life which add hindrances such as “distractions” and “time management” on the path of glory.
“Luckily, I don’t have too many people in my life that I am close to. I think that helps. If you have too many people and too many friends you speak to, you get distracted and your time management becomes impossible,” Kohli said.
One of world’s premier batsmen, Kohli feels that one should not limit his ambition.
“I think, somewhere as sportsmen, we somehow already limit ourselves to what we do without even knowing how much we can do. That’s something I never put a limit on. I always love to explore my maximum ability as far as my intensity in the field is concerned. And even with managing time, the day I get burnt out is the day I start cutting down on things. I never put any limitations on what I want to do in life.
“You just got to create a good balance and move forward. It’s been fine till now. I am able to maintain a balance as of now I can say,” the Indian skipper concluded.