Virat Kohli can be better than Sachin Tendulkar, says Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev admits there can be no second Sachin Tendulkar but is confident that Virat Kohli has the right talent to break all records in international cricket if he manages to remain free of injuries.

updated: March 25, 2014 15:20 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: Former captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said that Indian batting's mainstay Virat Kohli will rewrite more records than anyone else in world cricket and believed the Delhi batsman has realistic chances of "bettering" even Sachin Tendulkar's career graph if he remains injury-free.

"Without any doubt Kohli will make more records than anybody else. I don't compare, there cannot be a second Don Bradman, and there cannot be another Sachin Tendulkar. But yes, Kohli has got amazing talent, it's huge for a 24-year-old, and maybe, he can be better than Tendulkar. The next generation has to be better than the previous one," Kapil said. (Related: Virat Kohli destined for greatness, says Zaheer)

Kapil, 55, is in the city as one of the ambassadors for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards, scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

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