Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as ‘god of cricket’ in India. The Master Blaster is arguably the greatest batsman India has ever produced.
Sachin’s contribution towards Indian cricket is not just the runs he scored, the wickets he took or the records he created- but also how he carried the expectations of his countrymen.
India’s current cricket captain Virat Kohli is among those who were inspired and influenced by Tendulkar. Kohli, who is a self-proclaimed Sachin fan, recently spoke about his perception of the Master Blaster and how Sachin changed the way cricket is looked at in the country.
“Sachin Tendulkar was someone who changed the way everyone looked at the sport in this country. He was literally an emotion and not just a cricket player,” said Kohli.
Kohli said this on the first episode of National Geographic’ documentary series Mega Icons. The first episode of the series featuring Kohli aired on television on September 24.
During the show, Kohli talked about various aspects of his life in the show – ranging from his father’s death to his approach to the game.
Kohli, explaining about his state of mind when a bowler runs in to bowl a delivery towards him, said that sometimes he doesn’t even look at who is bowling defining the situation as a ‘blurred vision’. He said that he backs his instincts to get the best out of him.