Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has bewitched the cricketing fraternity for almost a quarter of a century. He is considered as the complete batsman of all time and holds a number of records.
These include most number of centuries, half-centuries, most runs and most Man of the Match awards. Tendulkar has taken ODI cricket at a new level. After the legendary batsman retired, Virat Kohli continued to carry his legacy forward.
The ‘Run Machine of India’ has been plundering each and every opposition and has scored in every conditions. He has been very consistent and has become the undisputed King of ODI cricket.
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Here are some records which Kohli has achieved in ODI cricket but Tendulkar couldn’t:
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500 runs in a single bilateral ODI series
Kohli is the only batsman to have scored 500 or more runs in a bilateral ODI series. He managed this extraordinary feat when he scored 558 runs in 2018 India’s Tour of South Africa.
Kohli scored those runs at a staggering average of 186.00, and those runs included three centuries. As a result of his phenomenal consistency, India won the historic ODI series in South Africa.
On the other hand, Tendulkar couldn’t even manage to breach the 400-run mark. The closest he went was scoring 374 runs against England when India toured there in 2007. He managed three fifties and scored at an average of 53.43.