Jaipur: Virat Kohli on Tuesday said it would be “a very difficult moment” for him when Sachin Tendulkar finally quits Test cricket after playing his 200th Test match at Mumbai against the West Indies.
Asked how he would feel watching Sachin play his last Test match, a visibly emotional Kohli said: “It will be a very difficult moment. I have grown up idolizing him….he has been my biggest inspiration. The way he won matches for India was an inspiration for all of us.
“Frankly, I don’t know how I will react after his last match…I can’t say it now. But it will be a tough moment for all of us. We will definitely miss him,” Kohli said.
Kohli added that not just Indian team members but every cricket follower in the country would be saddened by Sachin’s exit.
“For the past 24 years, no one had thought of an Indian team without Sachin. Finally, the moment will come. It will be very sad.”
“Just like everyone in India, we are also sad that he will not play any longer,” he added.