Former Aussie spinner Brad Hogg said that team India skipper Virat Kohli has the ability to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring 100 international centuries. Hogg feels that it is likely to happen as the fitness levels are way better now and the players get to play more cricket.
In a video posted on YouTube channel, Hogg said, “Of course he can. Fitness levels today are a lot better when Sachin Tendulkar started. They get a lot of help with quality fitness trainers. They have also got a lot of physios and doctors on board. Any niggle that is starting to happen people can get on top of it straight away.”
He further added, “Therefore players miss less games and of course there is a lot more cricket being played these days. So yes, he can break that record.”
The comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar continues to grow and many have chosen the current Indian skipper as the one who can break the batting maestro’s record.
After registering 100 international centuries, Tendulkar pulled the plug on his career, on the other hand, Kohli as of now has 70 centuries across all formats.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is at the No.1 position in the ICC ODI rankings while he at the second position in the Test rankings.
Kohli has so far played 86 Tests, scoring 7,240 runs with 27 centuries at an average of 53.62. His fiery knock of 254 against South Africa at Pune in 2019 remains his highest Test score to date.
When it comes to ODIs, the 31-year old star has played 248 matches and has 43 centuries. It was also under his captaincy that team India grabbed the No. 1 rank in the ICC Test team ranking.