Virender Sehwag puts forth a record of Sachin Tendulkar that Virat Kohli can’t break
"Barring that Kohli might break all the records."
Published - Nov 10, 2018 1:04 pm | Updated - Nov 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been able to rack up runs at will in all three formats and has turned out to be an indispensable member of the national team. He has dominated to such an extent that people and experts have touted him to break the colossal records in cricket held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, whose international career lasted a whopping 24 years.
The Delhi-born cricketer recently became the fastest batsman to 10,000 ODI runs in an ODI against Windies, surpassing the Master Blaster, who took 54 more innings to accomplish the milestone. In the meantime, Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer, reckons Kohli is destined to break all records, barring one, which he feels would be a tad difficult for the 30-year-old.
There is something special about him
“Everybody has this feeling that Virat Kohli will break all batting records. I have also said this many times that he is meant to break all records. Just one record which I feel won’t be broken is playing 200 Test matches, which Sachin Tendulkar has set. For that, you need to play cricket for at least 24 years.
Barring that Kohli might break all the records. Another thing which everybody keeps saying is the lack of good quality bowlers that Kohli is facing now. Other batsmen are playing against the same kind of bowlers but they aren’t scoring as many runs,” Sehwag was quoted as saying in Aaj Tak.
Talking about Kohli’s rich vein of form, Sehwag mentioned, “There is something special about him which is why he is scoring runs consistently. I have played with players like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dravid. Even they had ups and downs in their careers. But Kohli hasn’t had that in his career till now.”
In the 50-overs series against the Caribbean team, Virat became the first Indian batsman to notch three consecutive ODI centuries and the 10th overall batsman to do so. He is on a break as Rohit Sharma is leading the T20 team against Carlos Brathwaite’s men and would return in India’s three-match T20I series against Australia, which starts on November 21 at The Gabba in Brisbane.
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