Indian legend backs Virat Kohli to play for 10 more years, set world records
India captain Virat Kohli can play for 10 more years and set more world records, according to former skipper Sunil Gavaskar
Bengaluru: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels India skipper Virat Kohli can play for 10 more years at the international level and set more world records.
The 31-year-old Kohli has already broken many records at the international level. He is arguably the best batsman across formats. He sets high standards on the cricket field. His fitness is impeccable. Many former cricketers say he can break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries. Kohli has so far hit 70 tons (43 in ODIs, 27 in Tests) in international cricket.
With India under a lockdown until May 3 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cricketers are staying at home. All matches have been suspended. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is postponed. It was scheduled to start on March 29 but was deferred till April 15. With the lockdown extended, there is uncertainty over the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja, on his YouTube channel, spoke to Gavaskar and the Indian Little Master praised Kohli.
“Look at his record in Tests, ODIs, T20Is. Already he (Virat Kohli) is a great player. He has eight to 10 years of cricket left in him as he is extremely fit. He can set more world records,” Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, said.
Kohli, who made his international debut in 2008, has so far played 86 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is. He was part of the 2011 World Cup winning squad under the leadership of MS Dhoni.