Virat Kohli has enough energy to get triple hundred in Tests, says this former India player
First Published 24, Aug 2020, 4:33 PM
Bengaluru: Virender Sehwag was the first Test triple centurion from India. He achieved the feat against Pakistan in 2004. He struck another 300-plus knock against South Africa in 2008 in Chennai and later young batsman Karun Nair joined the elite club. Now, a former India cricketer is hoping captain Virat Kohli hits a 300 in Test cricket.
Sehwag created history in Multan by scoring 309. Later he struck his highest individual Test score of 319 in Chennai.
In 2016, Karun became the second triple centurion from India. He scored 303 not out against England.
Now, former India paceman Ajit Agarkar is hoping for a 300 from Kohli.
“I hope he gets a triple hundred in Tests before he finishes, hangs up his boots,” Agarkar said while speaking on Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ show.
“We have had three triple hundreds from India, two from (Virender) Sehwag and one from Karun Nair,” he added.
“For all his achievements that Virat has had, clearly has enough energy to go and get that triple hundred. I hope he does before he ends his career,” the Mumbaikar stated.
“There are a few records that are going to be broken before he finishes.”
“You said 12 years but it feels like 20 years he has been playing. It is incredible that how he has progressed from when he came into the team to where he is at this point.”
“He is one of the best batsmen in the world if not the best,” he added.
Kohli’s highest Test score is 254 not out, against South Africa, in Pune in 2019. He has hit seven double centuries in the five-day format.
Currently, Kohli is in the UAE to play IPL 2020. He will captain Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The tournament begins on September 19.