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Virat Kohli can score 100 centuries if he plays as long as Sachin Tendulkar: Irfan Pathan

Written by Rohit Pawar

One of the greatest batsmen of all-time, Sachin Tendulkar aced numerous milestones in his career. He is the all-time highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs and also holds the record for most international centuries (100). The Master Blaster slammed 49 and 51 centuries in ODIs and Tests respectively. He holds the record of most number of centuries in both formats.

However, Virat Kohli is close to surpassing Master Blaster’s long-standing record in ODIs as he just six centuries short of surpassing the batting legend. But Kohli is still far from overhauling Sachin’s overall record of hundred centuries. Irfan feels Kohli can only score 100 hundreds in international cricket if he manages to stay on top of his fitness for long.

“I wish but it is difficult. In ODI’s it is possible but 100 hundreds is not easy. It depends on his fitness and longevity, if Virat can play as long as Sachin did then he might be able to achieve it,” Irfan said during a live chat on Sports Tak.

Kohli has so far played 86 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is matches in his career, amassing 7240, 11867 and 2794 runs in the three formats respectively. Kohli was all set to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. However, the tournament has been postponed indefinitely due the coronavirus pandemic.

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