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Virat Kohli might have broken numerous batting records of Indian great Sachin Tendulkar but his prowess would be challenged in the long run as the former carried the Indian batting lineup for a long time.

Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene has also weighed in on the comparisons between Sachin and Virat as he avoided picking a favourite among the two by talking about their individuality.

“It's not just about the ability Virat has but to understand the way to handle pressure not just on the field but also off the field and the expectations. We grew up with Sachin who had to perhaps experience the same thing. And for the next generation, it's probably on Virat's shoulders, with MS Dhoni carrying on for a while,” he added.

Mahela also applauded the way Kohli has led his side to the top by understanding his role as a captain and player, both on and off the field.

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