Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has recently shared a list of seven greatest batsmen he played alongside or against during his cricketing career. Clarke, who came to Big Sports Breakfast revealed two Indians –- Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli belongs to that list. The other five players are West Indies batting legend Brian Lara, South Africa’s batting great AB de Villiers, veteran Jacques Kallis, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and veteran Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara.
While speaking about Sachin Tendulkar, Clarke who played 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20Is, said that the Indian batting maestro was probably technically the best batsman that he ever saw in his career.
"The hardest batsman to get out. I think Sachin, technically, didn't have a weakness. Part of you hoped that he made a mistake," said Michael Clarke.
The batting legend had played 200 Tests and 463 ODIs during his stunning cricketing career and has 100 international centuries to his name – the record no other batsman has yet.
On the other hand, the 2015 World Cup-winning captain Michael Clarke referred to current India captain Virat Kohli as the best batsman across all three formats among the current circuit.
"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 further added.
The 39-year-old Michael Clarke had scored 8,643 runs in Test, which included 28 centuries. In ODIs, he had scored 7,981 runs which included 8 centuries as well.
However, at present, the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world into a standstill and it has suspended all the cricketing events all over the world as well which included the 13th edition of Indian Premier League. It was earlier scheduled to begin from March 29 but later postponed to April 15. But seeing the current situation, the league is on the verge of cancellation as well.
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