Virat Kohli starts to receive praise from every corner of the world right after he smashed his 73rd international century on January 10 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
Kamran Akmal Praises Virat Kohli
In the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka, Kohli scored 113 runs off 87 deliveries and paved way for the team’s victory. With his 45th ODI century, Virat Kohli equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 20 international centuries at home ground.
Now, former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal has hailed Kohli and says that players nowadays can’t even think of scoring 45 tons across formats, let alone in one format.
“Nowadays, players can’t even imagine scoring of 45 centuries across formats, but Virat Kohli has scored as many in a single format. He has scored 73 international tons so far. He definitely got chances, but he made the most of those chances, “Akmal said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
Akmal then went on to explain why Kohli is such an important player for India, especially in global and continental tournaments.
“He had scored a century on this venue two three years back and now he has rediscovered his form by scoring another hundred. He performed in the World Cup and the Asia Cup. The runs haven’t dried up, which tells how important a player he is for India,” added Akmal.
With 73 international centuries, Virat Kohli now stands next to Sachin’s 100 international century.
As far as the second ODI match is concerned, winning the toss Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first and scored 178-8 till now with 15 overs remaining to bowl. Sri Lanka will be keen to win the match at Eden Gardens in order to stay alive in the 3-match ODI series.