Steve Waugh picks an all-time record that Virat Kohli will never be able to break
Kohli is currently on a run-scoring spree and averaged 151 in the ODI series against the Windies.
Published - Nov 3, 2018 12:40 pm | Updated - Nov 3, 2018 12:40 pm
Virat Kohli, with every passing day, has grown in stature at the international level. Irrespective of the format, the Indian captain is scoring a huge amount of runs at will, home and away. In the recently concluded ODI series, he amassed runs at an unimaginable average of 151 and also shattered records during his century-hitting spree. However, Steve Waugh lauded his amazing consistency but felt that he will not be able to break one record during his career.
Kohli has so far 61 international tons and is only 39 three-figure scores away from equalling Sachin Tendulkar‘s world record of 100 centuries at the highest level. Not many thought that this feat will ever be broken. He is also likely to make all records his own with the way the right-handed batsman is currently playing.
Which is the record?
Steve Waugh, while speaking to cricket.com.au, was all praise for Virat Kohli and felt that he will break all the batting records except that of Don Bradman‘s average. He also pointed out that the Indian skipper should keep injuries away from him in order to scale more heights in the international circuit.
“He’s (Virat Kohli) got the passion and hunger, the fitness, the desire, the intensity and he loves playing the game. Unless he gets seriously injured, I think he’ll break all the batting records besides Bradman’s average,” Waugh said.
Waugh’s comments are logical enough given that Bradman, who is considered as the best batsman the game has ever seen, averages 99.94 after playing only 52 Test matches with 29 centuries. The amount of cricket which is being played these days, it is tough to maintain such consistency and while Kohli is setting new benchmarks everyday, it is near impossible for even a batsman like him to boost his average over 100 in the Test format.
Currently, Virat Kohli averages a staggering 54.58 in 73 Tests and has amassed 6331 runs with 24 centuries to his name. Even in the other two forms of the game, he is the epitome of consistency and will be looking to continue in the same vein during the Australia tour.