Virat Kohli can of course break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries: Brad Hogg
Hogg was also asked by a fan as to which bowling attack he thinks is the best in the world currently and he picked the Indian bowling force.
Updated - Jul 5, 2020 6:52 pm
Perfect technique, a resilient mindset and inspiring fitness levels– Virat Kohli has it all to prove himself as a modern-day great. Since breaking into the national side, the right-hander has been on a run-scoring spree, breaking many records while smashing tons for fun.
Considering his consistency across all formats, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen of the modern era. The 31-year-old is also touted to surpass the record of Sachin Tendulkar’s international tons.
During the course of his illustrious career, Tendulkar smashed 51 Test tons and 49 centuries in ODIs. Kohli currently finds himself third on the list as he has scored a combined total of 70 international tons (27 in Tests and 43 in ODIs).
The player between Tendulkar and Kohli is former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who scored 71 international centuries during the course of his impressive career.
Brag Hogg was also asked if Kohli can surpass Tendulkar’s impressive feat on scoring 100 tons. The former Australia international responded by saying that Kohli can absolutely topple Tendulkar’s record, considering his fitness levels.
Fitness levels today are a lot better when Sachin started: Brad Hogg
“Of course he can. Fitness levels today are a lot better when Sachin Tendulkar started,” said Hogg. “Plus they get a lot of help with quality fitness trainers. They have also got a lot of physios and doctors on board. Any niggle that is starting to happen people can get on top of it straight away.
Therefore players miss less games and of course there is a lot more cricket being played these days. So yes, he can break that record,” added the Australian, who donned the national jersey in 7 Tests, 123 ODIs and 15 T20Is.
Hogg was also asked by a fan as to which bowling attack he thinks is the best in the world currently and he picked the Indian bowling force. Hogg lauded the Indian bowling force while recalling their impressive performance in their last Australia tour.
“I am going to go with the start of the series between Australia and India in November 2018. The Indian bowling attack has dominated world cricket,” Hogg said.
“India’s pace attack take wickets quicker than any other team and they have played against some good teams… Australia…South Africa…they played against Bangladesh as well and a couple of other good teams.
That’s why India are pretty dominant. The batsmen led them down in New Zealand but that pace attack is the best going around,” he added.