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sachin tendulkar is better than virat kohli

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Started: 11/25/2012 Category: Sports
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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No Virat is better than Sachin


I'd like to thank my opponent for proposing a debate on this intriguing as well as interesting topic. The B.O.P. is shared between us. Before I begin, let me tell you that this debate will be based on their track records and not the current scenario, mainly because the form of a cricket player has a tendency to fluctuate.

Now, let me present my main arguments before the audience:

1) Tendulkar is a legend

If you were to look this man up on the internet, you would realize that he is nothing short of a run machine. He happens to have scored 33, 998 runs in all forms of cricket and has been termed as the God of cricket by many. It is under his watchful eye that the Indian team morphed into a force to be reckoned with. It is his stellar performances which have ensured that the team has often been able to clamber upon insurmountable mountains. It was under his guidance that this team achieved its zenith, that they achieved heights which others believed they never could. This man has terrorized bowlers for over two decades, hammering loose deliveries to the fence with grace and charm never witnessed before. He has, time and again proven himself to be a master in the making, difficult to dismiss. Even today, bowlers celebrate the most when they are able to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar, for they know that they have managed to add a prized scalp to their name. This man has managed to score one hundred centuries, with ricky ponting being a distant second at seventy two. He has scored a double century in One day cricket, becoming the first to achieve such a feat. He has achieved almost everything a batsman could hope to achieve in his career, and lastly, he holds almost every single record associated with batting in cricket.

2) Piling up accolades

Sachin Tendulkar has won enough awards to make the most seasoned pros turn green with envy.

1994: Arjuna Award Recipient for achievements in Cricket
1997: Tendulkar was one of the five cricketers selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year
1997/98: India's highest sporting honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
1999: Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian award
2008: Padma Vibhushan - India's second highest civilian award
2010: ICC Cricketer of the year - Highest award in the ICC listings
2010: LG People's Choice Award
ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010, 2011
ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2007, 2010
Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 1997, 2010, 2012

In August 2003, Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News.
In November 2006, Time magazine named Tendulkar as one of the Asian Heroes.
In December 2006, he was named "Sports person of the Year"
In June 2009, Time magazine included Sachin Tendulkar's Test Debut in "Top 10 Sporting Moments".
In 2010, Sachin Tendulkar was voted as one of the world's 100 most influential people in "The 2010 TIME 100" poll conducted by Time magazine.
The current India Poised campaign run by The Times of India has nominated him as the Face of New India next to the likes of Amartya Sen and Mahatma Gandhi among others.
In February 2010, Sachin Tendulkar was declared "Sports Icon of the Year for 21 years" by NDTV at the NDTV Indian of the Year Awards.

He is the only player of current generation who was included by Sir Don Bradman in his squad of playing eleven. And rated him the best amongst his eleven.

Tendulkar is the only player who has 150 wickets and more than 15,000 runs in ODIs.

3) Tendulkar as a person

Sachin tendulkar has proven himself to be a gentleman time and again. Even his most severe critics grudgingly admit that he is one of the cleanest players cricket has ever seen, this in contrast to Kohli, he has come under severe criticism for showing his middle finger to a crowd in Australia for booing at the team. Tendulkar has never quetioned an umpire's decision and also has the habit of walking back to the pavillion if he feels that he is out, even if the umpire has adjudged him not out. Kohli, on the other hand screams 'behen chod' (sister fu**er) every time he ends up getting out and looks at the umpire as if he wishes to bash his skull in.
My argument under the circumstances and keeping the topic in mind is that it should'nt only be their track records which should come into play and that we should also compare their characters. As a result, it is evident that Tendulkar is a better human being.

If you were to compare the two of their careers, you'd find that Tendulkar has done far better than Virat Kohli, and that comparing the two of them is like comparing an ant to a dinosaur. In fact, I belive that you should be dragged to court for having the audacity to compare Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is the highest run getter in test cricket as well as in one dayers and has proven himself to be of a different class altogether.

Thank you.
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