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ABD picks Virat over Sachin for the chasing role

ABD picks Virat over Sachin for the chasing role

While discussing the art of batting, Sachin Tendulkar is the name that would set benchmark for others to follow. The highest-run getter possesses a plethora of batting records which is getting gunned down by Virat Kohli, who is regarded as a modern day legend. Particularly, the right-hander’s white-ball numbers garner a lot of admiration.

Recently, former South African captain AB de Villiers discussed the prowess of the two Indian superstars but picked Virat over Sachin for chasing in a match. The batting icon didn’t shy away from calling Sachin an example for everyone. However, he added that Virat is the best batter he saw while chasing a total. Not only that, ABD believes that Virat has great mental strength which keeps him cool in tough situations.

It is important to note that the Indian skipper has scored 11867 ODI runs at a sparkling batting average of 59.33. He averages 49.77 while batting first, but this figure swells to 68.33 when it comes to chasing a target – a fact highlighted by de Villiers.