In the ever-evolving realm of international cricket, the ongoing narrative of Virat Kohli‘s quest to surpass Sachin Tendulkar‘s monumental record of 100 centuries stands as a topic of intense speculation and anticipation.
Virat Kohli’s ambitious pursuit
At 35 years old, Kohli currently occupies the second position on the list of batters with the most international centuries, boasting an impressive tally of 80 tons across 520 matches in various formats. Tendulkar, a cricketing legend, sits at the pinnacle with a historic 100 centuries from 664 games.
Clive Lloyd evaluates Kohli’s potential to exceed Sachin Tendulkar
In a recent event in Kolkata, Clive Lloyd, a revered figure with two World Cup victories in 1975 and 1979 as a captain with West Indies, provided valuable insights into Kohli’s potential to surpass Tendulkar’s unparalleled record.
Commending Kohli’s cricketing prowess, Lloyd expressed unshakable belief in the Indian captain’s capacity to achieve the extraordinary. Lloyd empSachinized that based on Kohli’s current batting skills, he has the potential to overcome any cricketing challenge set before him.
“I do not know about the period, but he is young enough, and I am sure that the way he is playing he can achieve anything he wants to achieve, and it would be something to be quite happy to achieve,” Lloyd was quoted as saying by the Times of India in response to the query,” Lloyd was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
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Kohli’s dominance in CWC 2023 and milestone moment
Kohli’s recent stellar performance in the ODI World Cup 2023 hosted in India further solidified his standing in the cricketing world. With a record-breaking 765 runs in 11 innings at an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.32, the Indian stalwart displayed his dominance with three centuries and six half-centuries.
Significantly, in the semi-final against New Zealand in Mumbai, Kohli surpassed Tendulkar’s milestone of 49 ODI centuries, etching his name in history as the first batter to achieve the landmark of 50 hundreds in Men’s one-day internationals.