“Whoever breaks my record will be bloody tired,” said Trueman, after he retired from Test cricket with a tally of 307 wickets. As many as 26 bowlers have bettered Trueman’s mark, with Muttiah Muralitharan heading the list with 800 wickets!

Some of the records set by Sachin Tendulkar look surreal and impregnable. But if there is one contemporary young international player who poses a threat to many of the maestro’s records, it is Virat Kohli. At 26, Kohli has age on his side. His Test record looks a lot similar to Tendulkar’s at a similar stage. But in One-Day Internationals, Kohli looks way ahead of Tendulkar.

The infographics below tells the tale of their comparative numbers at similar stages in their careers:

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