I've been playing well for 2 years, Sachin served India for 24: Virat Kohli

New Delhi: India's star batsman Virat Kohli said he feels embarrassed when he is compared to Sachin Tendulkar and asserted that he wanted to be himself at the crease.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

With the form that he is in, comparison with his idol Tendulkar is also expected. However, Kohli calls the comparison invalid.

"It is embarrassing to be honest. It is not fair on him (Tendulkar). He can't be compared to anyone. You are talking about a batsman of a different caliber. I have strengthened my game whereas he was born to achieve all that he has. I have been playing well for two years while he served the nation with grace for 24 years.

Virat Kohli. Pic/AFP
Virat Kohli. Pic/AFP

He is two levels above anyone else in this generation of batsmen. I am individually inspired by him though I would like to create my own path," Kohli told India Today.

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