Virat Kohli has been constantly climbing amazing heights in his international career. The 31-year-old currently has 70 centuries to his name across all formats in international cricket. With age and fitness on his side, many have predicted that Kohli will indeed go past the tally of 100 centuries of Sachin Tendulkar.
Recently former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan too has asserted that Kohli can go past Tendulkar’s incredible record. Pathan who shared the dressing room with both cricketers hopes that Kohli will be able to score more than 100 international hundreds before his retirement.
Kohli can break Tendulkar’s record – Pathan
“I always wish if anyone breaks the record he has to be an Indian and Virat has the ability and fitness, which is the most important thing to be able to achieve that feat. I think he is 30 short of that 100 hundred, I think he will be able to achieve it before he retires and I hope so and that’s the target he will have in his mind”, said Irfan Pathan on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
Meanwhile, Pathan was part of the Indian side when Tendulkar scored his 100th century in the 2012 Asia cup against Bangladesh. The little master in total scored 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in ODI during his coveted 24 year-long international career.
Speaking about Kohli breaking the record Pathan further added, “I am sure 100 hundreds, he might not be talking about it but you know if anyone could achieve that feat, after Sachin Tendulkar he is the one.
You know he has achieved so much with such little time and I hope if anyone breaks the records of 100 hundreds because I was part of Sachin’s journey when he scored that last hundred as well”.
Virat Kohli has so far scored 43 centuries in ODIs and 27 in Tests respectively. The Indian skipper scored his last international hundred over a year ago against West Indies.
Kohli will be next seen in action during the upcoming IPL season leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Moreover, later this year he will be featuring in the 4 Test match series against Australia.