Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh    AFP
Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh AFP

Virat Kohli scored his 20th Hundred on the first day of the third Test match against Sri Lanka. Kohli who scored a duck in the first innings of the Test series scored three centuries in successive innings which includes two double centuries. Sourav Ganguly during Agenda Aaj Tak said Virat Kohli has the ability to win matches for the country on his own.

When we used to go to Australia, there was a gut feeling Laxman and Harbhajan will defeat Australia on their own. Kohli gives me the same feeling.

Kohli is a role model now

The best thing about Indian cricket is that we have had different role-models in different eras. It has been a step by step growth and we have created champions in different generations. Kohli is the role model now.

Virat Kohli (29) who is in prime form scored his 52nd century on Saturday. If Kohli continues to play in this pattern he can surpass Tendulkar s record of most centuries.

Don t know if Virat can break Sachin s records I don t compare two generations. But he has scored 52 and if he plays at this rate he can reach Sachin s record, Ganguly said.

Harbhajan Singh, former Indian off-spinner who has played with both thinks it is unfair to compare Kohli and Tendulkar. He claims Tendulkar is on another level.

Sachin and Virat are different batsmen. It won t be fair on Sachin. Nobody is like Sachin and there will never be another Tendulkar ever in world cricket. I ve bowled to both batsmen and I feel getting Sachin out was impossible. Virat is a great batsman, in great form and has been dominating for the past 4-5 years but I feel Tendulkar is on another level.

Virat Kohli is a champion player

I feel Ganguly is the biggest-ever captain of India. He did a very good job to take the team here after the match-fixing scandal and all Virat is only taking the legacy forward. Virat always had the hunger and any person who has the hunger, he doesn t look back. He is a champion player and is a role-model for all young players.