Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh feels that the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli will break all the records except Don Bradman’s batting average in Test. In recent times, Kohli has broken new records in the game with the help of his unbelievable consistency with the bat and continues to amaze one and all with his batsmanship.
The Indian skipper also completed 10,000 ODI runs recently in just 205 innings, as he became the fastest to reach the illustrious landmark, whereas, Sachin Tendulkar had completed his 10,000 runs in 259 innings. Apart from that, Virat has age on his side as he can play international cricket for another 8 years. Therefore, if Kohli continues with the same form and intensity, he is expected to break all the annals of the game.
Furthermore, the Indian skipper is known for his supreme fitness standards and hence, he can be expected to play consistently for the Indian team. Currently, he has scored 62 international centuries and he has already surpassed many legends in the century game. Moreover, Kohli’s hunger for runs always seems to be never-ending.
Meanwhile, Sir Don Bradman had an average of 99.94 in Test cricket, he needed four runs to have an average of 100 in his last innings but was unfortunately dismissed for a duck. Talking about Kohli with cricket.com.au., Waugh said, “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.”
Apart from Kohli, the World Cup-winning skipper of Australia also praised the young sensation of Indian cricket, Prithvi Shaw. The prodigy batsman had a dream start to his International career as he scored 100 on his international debut followed by 237 runs in the series against the Windies. Thus, he adjudged as Man of the series as well.