Virat Kohli will surely break Sachin’s record: Brett Lee
No record is safe in international cricket. New records are created over time. But a question that has been lingering in the minds of cricket fans for a long time is, can anyone break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries? Former Australian star pacer Brett Lee says the way Virat Kohli is playing will break Sachin’s 100th century record in 7-8 years.
If anyone look at the statistics, it can be seen that Sachin has scored 49 centuries in ODI cricket. However, Virat Kohli is not far behind. He has already scored 43 centuries in 284 matches. Seeing that, cricket experts say that in the next few years, the Indian captain will surpass the number of Sachin’s hundreds in the ODI format.
But in Test cricket, the gap between the master blaster and Kohli is much longer. While Tendulkar has scored 51 centuries in red ball cricket, Virat has scored 27 centuries in 84 matches. So if Brett Lee’s statement is to be believed, then Virat will have to perform well in Test cricket in the next few years.
However, the former Aussie pacer argued,
“You need mental strength, talent and fitness to touch this success. And all these three elements are stored in Virat Kohli. I don’t think Kohli needs to be distinguished as a skilled batsman. There is no one near him in world cricket in terms of fitness. And we have also got the identity of Virat’s strong mentality.
“He wants to win matches in any environment. His batting average on foreign soil is quite good. And these qualities will help Virat to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100th century. I know, many may not like this comment of mine. My only point for them is, wait. Time will tell. And 7-8 years. The way Virat Kohli is performing will surely break Sachin’s record.”