Virat Kohli is currently in a spectacular form which has made him a promising cricketer for future record breaking performances.
The current skipper of the men in blue, Virat Kohli is moving unstoppably towards new milestones on almost a regular basis. He is on a record breaking spree at the moment with ample chances to break the much debated record set by the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar – 100 centuries in international cricket. Virat has a count of 69 international centuries to his credit and he is only 29. Keeping the current momentum and form in view, smashing 31 tons more is not at all impossible for this skipper in the remaining years of his career.
Several other records have also been broken in the recently ongoing Indo-Windies series by this batsman. He accumulated runs at an unimaginable average of 151 in the recently concluded ODI series and bagged the player of the series award as well. Virat is improving steadily with every progressing match and is cleverly making moves to rest himself on unimportant occasions to lessen the probabilities of falling prey to injury.
Former Australian legend, Steve Waugh made a shocking statement on the Indian skipper recently. He was all praises for the cricketer saying that he possessed the burning passion, zeal, required skills and more importantly the unquenchable thirst for scoring more and more runs which has made him the connoisseur of breaking the records.
He however stated quite confidently that despite all this, Virat could not surpass the record set by Sir Don Bradman in international cricket. His record breaking batting average still stands unconquered at 99.94 and accomplishing this needs a totally injury free career, which the present cricketing formats don’t allow to happen.
“He’s (Virat Kohli) got the passion and hunger, the fitness, the desire, the intensity and he loves playing the game. Unless he gets seriously injured, I think he’ll break all the batting records besides Bradman’s average.”
Don Bradman has played 52 test matches for Australia with 29 centuries and averaged 99.94. Virat Kohli on the other hand has an average of 54.58 in 73 tests, amassing a total of 6331 runs with 24 centuries.
Waugh further added that the amount of cricket matches being played at present has made it difficult for any batsman to maintain his consistency and remain devoid of any injuries. To break the unimaginable average set by Bradman, one needs to be fit enough for a longer period which is quite difficult to realize, even for Kohli, Waugh added. Kohli on the other hand is dominating the three formats of the game and would be looking forward to continue with his form even in the upcoming overseas assignment against Australia as well.