Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is no stranger to holding centuries on records under his belt. He was the first cricketer in the history of Test cricket to have scored more than 10,000 runs and was also one of the first cricketers to have represented their nation over 100 Tests. Not many expected Gavaskar’s tally of 34 centuries would ever be broken. But as it turns out, Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar entered the scene to overtake the Little Master and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sachin broke most of the batting records to write his own chapter in the book named cricket. Just the way it happened in Gavaskar’s case, no one expected Sachin’s records to go down. Although Virat Kohli is still a long distance away from achieving what Tendulkar had achieved, there’s no one who can argue about his credentials. If ever there was to be a cricketer to break the Tendulkar’s records, it has to be the current Indian skipper across all formats.
During a show on Aajtak, Gavaskar reckoned Kohli can continue for another decade at the top level and will break most of the Test and ODI records. The batting legend has always been a huge admirer of Kohli and it doesn’t surprise anyone that he made such a bold prediction. He said, “Virat can play for 10 more years and break most Test and ODI records.”
Pakistani legend Shoaib Akhtar recently set a milestone for Kohli, asking him to score 120 International centuries, as opposed to the World record of 100 tons set by Sachin Tendulkar. He never really backs away from showering praises on Virat and he replied to AajTak editor Vikrant Gupta’s tweet.
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) November 2, 2018
Adding to what Mr. Gavaskar said, the Rawalpindi express feels Kohli, who will turn 30 on Monday, will break every record there ever was if he can maintain his fitness. Rohit Sharma will take over as the captain for the T20I series against Windies as Kohli will next appear in Australia.
Here’s what Akhtar tweeted:
No doubt about that if virat stays fit for this long then he break all the records ..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 2, 2018