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David Lloyd takes his pick between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli

The former English cricketer, David Lloyd, who is a regular commentator now, spoke about the contrast in playing styles of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar while in conversation with Times of India.

Lloyd represented England in nine Tests and played an influential role in defeating India on the 1974 tour where he scored his highest Test score of 214 not out. Known fondly as ‘Bumble’, Lloyd is commentating on the ongoing Test series between India and England.

When asked about India’s superstar captain Virat Kohli, Lloyd was all in praise. “Kohli is such a broadcaster’s delight, he goes through every emotion on the field. I have met him outside cricket too, he is so polite, but on the field, he is so animated and it’s impossible to take the camera off him,” said Lloyd.

Weighing in on the comparison between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, the former English coach was very clear on his stance. Bumble explained,“Sachin Tendulkar was aesthetically very pleasing, easy on the eye. But if I had to win a game, I would have banked on Brian Lara and I see that trait in Kohli. He is a bit like Viv Richards too he can absolutely dominate an era. Sachin was a great player but Kohli can inflict more damage,” Bumble said.

David Lloyd was also positive about India’s chances of winning the Test series after trailing 0-2. He said,“Well, no other team but for Don Bradman’s 1936 side has done it So it will be difficult. But in England this season, teams getting 300 should be in a position to win and I believe India would be in the game.”

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