Virat Kohli has been hogging all the headlines with his flawless technique and an uncanny knack of scoring big runs. He has been prolific in the recent times and scored runs at will to scale newer heights. He has led the side well and set a benchmark for his imminent peers. Kohli has been in scintillating form in the ongoing calendar year and scored 1,200 runs in 16 Tests at a staggering average of 80.00. He has smashed three double tons in back-to-back series and have earned accolades from many cricketing greats across the globe. For more than two decades, Sachin Tendulkar entertained cricket fans with his immaculate game and astute approach towards the game. His willow yielded runs in bulk and is considered one of the greatest batsmen to have embraced the game.

With Kohli being in an insane form, there have often been comparisons between him and Tendulkar. Former English cricketer turned commentator Geoff Boycott opened up on this comparison and said it s not fair to do so. He was quoted by Times of India, while speaking at a Rotary club of Bombay Midtown meeting in Mumbai saying, We’re all human. What we see on TV, we think that it’s the best ever. Is Kohli better than (Sunil) Gavaskar? Hang on. The kid’s going to be a great player. But Gavaskar and (Sachin) Tendulkar were great players too. It’s easy to say ‘long live the king.’ ‘The king is dead.’ That’s what happens to us all. We’re all: ‘Was that Tendulkar, did he really play and get a 100 hundreds?’ ‘Was he really better than Kohli?’ We focus on what we see because we’re human.” READ: Virat Kohli: Joe Root has the temperament to lead England

Boycott added, “He won’t break all records. And it won’t matter even if he does. It won’t make him a better player than those of the past. I broke Gary Sobers’s record of most number of runs in Delhi. That doesn’t make me a better batsman than him. What (Kohli) has to do is carry on scoring runs and winning a Test match for his country. And then towards the end of his career, he’ll be judged in the pantheon of all the greats. I’m proud for instance that England have never lost a Test when I’ve made a hundred. Simple. Don’t get me out twice cheaply, you won’t win, simple.”

Kohli has garnered 4,194 runs from 89 innings. Test outings and will certainly add a lot of runs to his existing run-tally and make it to the most All-Time XIs after he retires. Boycott stressed, “He has to carry on that form in India and abroad too. He’ll get a chance to put that right when he comes to England in two years’ time. He’s got hundreds in Australia and South Africa.”