In a career spanning almost a quarter of a century, Sachin Tendulkar enthralled and bewitched the cricketing world. Hailed as the most complete batsman of all time, the Master Blaster holds just about all the major big-ticket records in the game. His records include the most hundreds, most fifties, most runs and the most man of the match awards.
Tendulkar took ODI cricket to statistically new peaks, unmatched in the history of the game. With the retirement of the great man, Virat Kohli has carried the legacy of the master forward.
The batting run machine has been plundering runs against every opposition in all conditions. Kohli has redefined the meaning of consistency and has emerged as the undisputed king of ODI cricket.
In this article, let us look at three records that Virat Kohli has already achieved in ODI cricket that Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t.
#3 500 runs in a single bilateral ODI series
Kohli is the only Indian batsman to score 500 runs or more in a bilateral series in ODI cricket. During India’s tour of South Africa in 2018, the Indian captain scored an unprecedented 558 runs, including three centuries at a staggering average of 186.00. His phenomenal consistency propelled India to a historic ODI series victory in South Africa.
On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar was not able to reach the 400-run mark in any bilateral ODI series in his illustrious career. The highest that he could manage to score in a bilateral ODI series was 374 runs against England when India visited their shores in 2007. He scored 3 fifties in that series at an average of 53.43.