Batting Position: Sachin Tendulkar started his career as a lower middle order batsman, he made the most out of the opportunities and scored quick and valuable runs for the team. Sachin who debuted in 1989 opened the batting for the first time in 1994 versus the Kiwis. He was forced to open as Navjot Singh Sidhu was injured. It was his 70th match and he played quite well as an opener as he scored a quickfire 82 of 49 balls. He impressed everyone as an opener by scoring 4 fifties and a forty in the first five innings as an opener. While Kohli was always a top order batsman, right from the start of his career. He opened the innings 6 times and he played in the lower middle order a couple of times. The rest of the matches he batted in the position of one down or two down.