Veteran cricketer Virender Sehwag feels Indian skipper Virat Kohli may break all but one batting record, and that is Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 Tests record.
“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,” Sehwag told Aaj Tak, adding, “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.”
Virat Kohli has been achieving new heights in world cricket every day. The 30-year-old skipper’s run-scoring feats have been second to none.
“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,” Sehwag added.
Recently, Virat Kohli dethroned legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar as the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODI). Kohli took 205 matches to achieve the feat, against Sachin’s 259 matches. The Delhi batsman is also just 11 centuries short of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most number of hundreds (49) in the limited overs game.
Virat Kohli’s score in ODIs in 2018 says 112, 46 not out, 160 not out, 75, 36, 129 not out, 75, 45, 71, 140, 157 not out, 107, 16, 33 not out.
In the ongoing calendar year, the stylish right-handed batsman has scored 1202 runs in the limited overs game at an average of 133.55 in 14 innings.