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Who is Better- Bradman, Gavaskar, Tendulkar or Kohli

Cricket is a game of statistics. So, let us peep into the career statistics of the three players- Bradman, Sachin and Kohli. Of Course, Bradman is great but he is certainly not the greatest. But, a choice between Kohli and Sachin is imperative to find out the greatest. I think, Tendulkar is the greatest, but Kohli is slowly and steadily overtaking him.

The day is not far off when Kohli will make all records of all past cricketers a joke. He is the only batsman in the world who is averaging 50 plus in all formats of the game save IPL. He and Tendulkar have scored everywhere and against all opponents.

Compared to the two Indians, Sir Don Bradman lag behind. He had played against Englad, West Indies India and South Africa. He had never played against all countries and in all conditions. He was never tested in Asian conditions.

The modern day cricket is out and out rofessional in character and spirit. The fielding now is so sharp that taking a single is quite difficult and what about scoring a boundary or a six. Even the best of shots land in fielder’s hands. I don’t think Sir Bradman would have scored as freely in recent times as in the past.

However, Bradman was a genius  to score 28067 first class runs at a staggering average of 95.14 with 117 centuries inclusive of 37 doble and six triple hundreds. His test record is  that in 52 tests, he scored 6996 runs at 99.96 with 29 centuries which include two scores of 300+,one 299 and nine scores beyond 200.

Modern cricketing heroes are more wholesome, atheletic and agile.The bulging belly and clinging to the creaseo more exist.

Batting Career Summary of KOHLI

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 77 131 8 6613 243 53.76 11549 57.26 25 6 20 731 19
ODI 225 217 37 10816 183 60.09 11636 92.95 41 0 49 1016 117
T20I 67 62 17 2263 90 50.29 1647 137.4 0 0 20 223 54
IPL 163 155 26 4948 113 38.36 3784 130.76 4 0 34 434 177

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 77 9 163 76 0 0/0 0/0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0 0
ODI 225 48 641 665 4 1/15 1/15 6.22 166.25 160.25 0 0
T20I 67 12 146 198 4 1/13 1/13 8.14 49.5 36.5 0 0
IPL 163 26 251 368 4 2/25 2/25 8.8 92.0 62.75 0 0
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 26 108 0
ODIs 108 102 14 3092 103* 35.13 4966 62.26 1 27 22 0
First-class 348 563 61 25834 340 51.46 81 105 293 0
List A 151 144 17 4594 123 36.17 5 37 37 0

Sachin Tendulkar Stats

Batting Stats

Test ODI T20I IPL
Matches 200 463 1 78
innings 329 452 1 78
Not-Out 33 41 0 11
Runs 15921 18426 10 2334
Highest Score 248 200 10 100
Average 53.79 44.83 10 34.83
Balls faced 29437 21367 12 1948
Strike Rate 54.08 86.24 83.33 119.81
100 51 49 0 1
200 6 1 0 0
50 68 96 0 13
4s 2058 2016 2 295
6s 69 195 0 29
Catches 115 140 1 23

Sources & References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Bradman

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