Home Sports Cricket Those saying Kohli will break Tendulkar’s 100 centuries report are illogical in cricketing phrases: Brian Lara

Those saying Kohli will break Tendulkar’s 100 centuries report are illogical in cricketing phrases: Brian Lara

Those saying Kohli will break Tendulkar’s 100 centuries report are illogical in cricketing phrases: Brian Lara


It was humungous. It was historic. But it was by no means unthinkable, particularly for the final 5 or 6 years. Virat Kohli going previous Sachin Tendulkar‘s 49 ODI centuries was on the playing cards. Very few batters have dominated world cricket in all three codecs like Kohli has but when one is requested to decide on a format the place they might need Kohli to bat for his or her lives, it’s more likely to be the ODIs. Kohli has bossed 50-over cricket. Even when his runs dried up in different codecs between 2019 and 2022, he was going sturdy in ODIs. Therefore, when the second lastly got here and that too in a World Cup semi-final towards New Zealand, dare we are saying, it appeared inevitable. Kohli grew to become the first cricketer to reach 50 centuries in ODI cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar gifts Virat Kohli his signed jersey ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 final match between India and Australia(ANI)
Sachin Tendulkar presents Virat Kohli his signed jersey forward of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 last match between India and Australia(ANI)

The format will not be essentially the most beneficial one proper now however one can wager that he’s probably so as to add just a few extra to that tally earlier than ending as a world cricketer. But the actual problem for Kohli is to get previous Tendulkar’s 100 worldwide centuries. He has 80 proper now. India solely have 5 ODIs scheduled subsequent 12 months and there’s still no clarity about his T20I future – he hasn’t performed that format since December 2022. If Kohli has to match or go previous Tendulkar then he’ll majorly need to financial institution on red-ball cricket. If he continues to play at full health for the following 4 years, he should rating 5 centuries every year to match Tendulkar. That just isn’t simple.

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That is strictly why, regardless of being an enormous fan of Kohli’s batting, the legendary Brian Lara just isn’t optimistic about it. “How old is Kohli now? 35, right? He has 80 but still needs 20. If he scores five centuries every year he’d need four more years to equal Tendulkar. Kohli will be 39 then. Tough job, very tough job,” Lara advised Anandabazar Patrika.

‘Kohli will break many records but 100 centuries seems difficult’: Lara

The former West Indies captain stated it would not appear logical from a cricketing perspective. “Can’t say with certainty, no one can. Those saying Kohli will break Tendulkar’s 100-centuries record won’t be taking cricketing logic into account. 20 centuries seem a long way away. Most cricketers can’t score that in their entire career. I won’t be adventurous and say Kohli will do it,” he added. “Age doesn’t stop for anyone. Kohli will break many more records but 100 centuries seems the most difficult one.”

Lara, nonetheless, did not overlook to say that if anybody can do it, it’s Kohli. “Only Kohli can come close. I’m a big fan of his discipline and dedication. The way he prepares for a match by giving it his all… how can you not be his fan,” he added.

“My best wishes are with him. I’d be very happy if he could score 100 centuries like Tendulkar. Sachin was a dear friend and like I said before, I’m a big fan of Kohli,” he stated.

Kohli scored 765 runs in 11 matches within the lately concluded ODI World Cup at a mean of 95.62. He is the primary cricketer to notch up greater than 700 runs in a single version of a World Cup. He additionally slammed three centuries however many believed, he slowed down to attain a few them. Was he enjoying for the milestone? Lara rubbished it. “Those are saying all these are jealous of him. They are envious of the amount of runs he has scored. I have faced this too in my career,” Lara stated.


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