[caption id="attachment_654079" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-654079" alt="India vs New Zealand live, India vs New Zealand live score, IND vs NZ 1st ODI match, India vs New Zealand 1st ODI match live cricket score, live cricket score, live score, India vs New Zealand LIVE Streaming, India vs New Zealand live online streaming, live cricket streaming, live streaming" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Virat-Kohli8.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Virat Kohli is currently the second batsman in the world with the most centuries in ODIs IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India" target="_blank">India</a>'s cricketing legend <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Sachin-Tendulkar" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>, on Monday, came out all praise for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Virat-Kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> and his aggression, as he said that it was his attitude that has become the strength for Team India of late. Kohli is currently the second batsman in the world with most centuries in ODIs, only behind Tendulakr who has 49 centuries in the format. Apart from Kohli, Tendulkar also credited the India for having a balanced side, as they have been on a winning spree of late, having won all the bilateral series since January 2016. Meanwhile, hosts India lost to New Zealand in the first of the three-match ODI series against visitors <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/New-Zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/new-zealand-in-india-2017-200791/live-scores/india-vs-new-zealand-1st-odi-match-184503-summary.html" target="_blank"><b>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2017-18, 1st ODI at Mumbai</b></a> <p></p> <p></p>"His [Kohli's] attitude hasn't changed since he got into the team. I noticed that spark in him which many guys were not fond of and there were many guys who were criticising him for that. And today that has become the strength of the Indian team. He hasn't changed much but people around him have changed. His attitude has changed only because of his performances and it is extremely crucial for a player to have that freedom to express himself," said Tendulkar during the launch of "Democracy's XI The Great Indian Cricket Story" by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai at the Royal Opera House in Mumbai on Monday, as reported by <em>PTI</em>. <strong><a title="Virat Kohli registers 31st ODI hundred; only behind Sachin Tendulkar" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/virat-kohli-registers-31st-odi-hundred-only-behind-sachin-tendulkar-644441">Virat Kohli registers 31st ODI hundred; only behind Sachin Tendulkar</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I feel today we have got great balance in the team with a lot of spinners that can bat, lot of seamers that can bat. We saw what Bhuvneshwar Kumar did yesterday, people like him [Bhuvneshwar] and Hardik Pandya are going to change the balance when we start travelling," he added.