Can Virat break Sachin’s 100-century record: The former West Indies legend Brain Lara is not hopeful about the talks of Virat Kohli surpassing Indian Legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries record.
Can Virat break Sachin’s 100-century record?
Virat Kohli is one of the best and most aggressive batters in the modern era of cricket. He has shown that nothing is impossible for him and has many records as a batter. Recently, the Indian star Virat Kohli’s records in the recently completed World Cup 2023 have stunned the cricket world.
He was the leading run scorer in the ICC tournament with 765 runs in 11 matches and also surpassed the Master Blaster’s ODI records of 49 hundred. Quite a few ruled him out on talks during the years 2020 and 2022. But the former captain has bounced back by scoring his 50th ODI century during the World Cup 2023.
But his dream of claiming the ICC title failed when India faced defeat against Australia in the World Cup finals.
The Master Blaster has 49 ODI centuries and has a total of 100 centuries across all three formats. Virat Kohli hit his 50th ODI hundred in the World Cup semi-finals with Tendulkar watching him on the World Cup.
Not many would have imagined any player to step up and go past Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI hundreds. but Virat Kohli got there 173 matches faster than the legendary opener.
Virat Kohli has a total of 80 international hundred and over 26,000 runs across all formats of the game. Fans and cricket enthusiasts are expecting Virat Kohli to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries in his cricketing journey. On this occasion, the West Indies legend Brain Lara confirms that it would be very difficult for the player to achieve this feat.
“How old is Kohli now? 35, right? He has 80 but still needs 20. If he scores five centuries every year, he would need four more years to equal Tendulkar. Kohli will be 39 then. Tough job, very tough job,” Lara told media.
“I can’t say with certainty, no one can. Those saying Kohli will break Tendulkar’s 100-centuries record won’t be taking cricketing logic into account. 20 centuries seem a long way away. Most cricketers can’t score that in their entire career. I won’t be adventurous and say Kohli will do it. Age doesn’t stop for anyone,” he added.
“To equal my hero’s record, it’s quite special for me. I grew up watching him bat and he’s perfection when it comes to batting. I will never be as good as him. He is always going to be my hero whatever happens.”
Virat Kohli has taken an extended break after the World Cup final heartbreak. He did not feature in the 5-match T20I series against Australia at home. He will also not be part of the ODI and T20I series of India’s South Africa tour 2023 starting on December 10.