BRISBANE: Michael Clarke, the ex-Captain of the Australian cricket team
showed off a list of 7 greatest batsmen he played with or against before his retirement from one-day cricket tournaments,
Clarke, who appeared on Big Sports Breakfast, included two Indians –- Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli -- within that list. The rest of the five players are Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara.
Speaking about Tendulkar, Clarke who played 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20Is, said that the Indian maestro was probably technically the greatest batsman that he ever saw.
"The hardest batsman to get out. I believe Sachin, technically, did not have a weakness. a part of you hoped that he made a slip-up."
The Master Blaster played 200 Tests and 463 ODIs during his stellar career and has 100 international centuries to his name.
The 2015 World Cup-winning captain termed Kohli as one of the best batsman across all three formats at this time.
"His ODI and T20 records are phenomenal and he's also found how to dominate Test cricket. What Kohli and Tendulkar have in common is that they love making big hundreds," Clarke said.
The 39-year-old Clarke scored 8,643 Test runs, including 28 centuries. In ODIs, he amassed 7,981 runs including 8 hundreds.