In the last decade, a large number of cricketers have been equated with the Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar. Indian captain Virat Kohli is often compared to the legendary batsman. Moreover, any cricket player who surprises the whole cricket fraternity with his blistering performances draws comparison with the legendary at some stage.
It is because of an obvious reason that Sachin is the most adorned player in the history of the cricket. Any player other than him has never played more ODIs and Tests and no one has more runs than him in both the formats along with most centuries in the history of the game. Sachin scored a staggering 34357 runs across formats in international cricket,and is more than 6,000 runs ahead Kumar Sangakkara, who has 28016 international runs. Sachin also have 100 centuries in international cricket.
Sachin left behind a void in the cricket circle post his retirement. At times, Virat Kohli with his performances evokes the same romance and thrill that Sachin used to do during his entire career. But still the Master Blaster is missed for his outstanding numbers in ICC events and performance against tougher opposition.
But this time Master Blaster himself has come up with the name of the batsman who reminds him of himself. The Indian legend has named latest batting sensation MarnusLabuschagne as his younger–self and the one who reminds him of himself.
When asked whether any modern-day player reminds him of himself, Sachin replied, “His footwork was incredible, so he would be the one I would say,”
“I saw Marnus getting hit (on the helmet by) the second ball he faced from Jofra Archer and post that, the 15 minutes he batted I said ’this player looks special, there is something about him’,” he added.
“His footwork was precise and footwork is not physical, it’s mental. If you’re not thinking positively in your mind then your feet don’t move. So that clearly indicated to me that this guy is mentally strong,” Sachin Tendulkar added. He was speaking to media in Sydney. He is in Australia for Sunday’s Bushfire relief game in Melbourne.