Australian nice not sure if Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar’s 100-century file

Cricketing nice Sachin Tendulkar (left) speaks to Indian batter Virat Kohli in the course of the Indian Premier League on this undated picture. — AFP/File

Australia’s former skipper Ricky Pointing is not certain if Indian batter Virat Kohli can beat cricketing nice Sachin Tendulkar’s file of a 100 centuries.

Kohli’s 71st century got here after a 1,020-hiatus in the course of the not too long ago concluded Asia Cup when he hit a 122 unbeaten ton off 61 balls in opposition to Afghanistan — equalling Pointing’s 71 centuries file.

“It was solely a matter of time,” Pointing — throughout an interview on the most recent episode of The ICC Overview — mentioned about Kohli’s file.

All through Kohli’s barren run, Pointing was vocal in his assist for the previous India captain, at the same time as loads of former gamers referred to as for him to be dropped.

Following Kohli turning into the joint-second highest worldwide century tally, the query that is still is whether or not he can break Tendulkar’s file.

“If you happen to would have requested me three years in the past, I’d have mentioned sure,” mentioned Pointing when requested if he might attain Tendulkar’s tally. “However the truth that it has slowed down as a lot because it did… yeah, I nonetheless suppose that it’s doable for him, there’s little question.

“I nonetheless suppose he has bought quite a few years forward of him, however I suppose to nonetheless be 30 worldwide a whole bunch behind, that’s loads. That’s 5 or 6 Check a whole bunch a 12 months perhaps for the following three or 4 years. If you happen to throw a few one-day ones, perhaps the odd T20 ones on high of it.

“Look, I’ll by no means say by no means with Virat as a result of you recognize as soon as he will get on a little bit of a roll, you understand how hungry he’s and the way eager for the success he’s. I’ll by no means say by no means that’s for certain.”

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