Sachin Tendulkar noticed the aggressive “spark” in Virat Kohli

Vastavam web: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today said he noticed the aggressive “spark” in Virat Kohli when he made his India debut and that characteristic has rubbed off on the entire team.Kohli, who is known for his aggression, yesterday scored his 31st century in his 200th ODI against New Zealand, albeit in a losing cause.”And today that has become the strength of the Indian team. He hasn’t changed much but people around him have changed. His attitude has changed only because of his performances and it is extremely crucial for a player to have that freedom to express himself,” the legendary batsman added.
Tendulkar also said that the present Indian team is lot more balanced as a unit.”I feel today we have got great balance in the team with a lot of spinners that can bat, lot of seamers that can bat.Tendulkar and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar were interacting with Harsha Bhogle during the launch of “Democracy’s XI The Great Indian Cricket Story” penned by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai at the Royal Opera House here this evening.Gavaskar, meanwhile, recalled memories of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, and heaped praise on former India captain Kapil Dev and Ajit Wadekar for their leader ship abilities.