The legendary former West Indies cricketer, Brian Lara, explained why it will be very difficult for Virat Kohli to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries in international cricket.
Kohli scripted history during the semifinals of the recently concluded 50-over World Cup 2023, against New Zealand, as he notched up his 50th century, breaking the record of Tendulkar, who finished with 49 tons in the format. It was also Kohli’s 80th hundred in international cricket. He is only behind Tendulkar in terms of most hundreds in international cricket as the ‘Little Master’ reached the three-figure mark on 100 occasions during his illustrious career.
While many have backed Kohli to get past Tendulkar, Lara, however, had a different opinion. The former West Indies captain said that it will be very difficult for the 35-year-old to get to Tendulkar’s tally. Lara explained that if Kohli plays for another four years, he would have to score five centuries every year which is quite difficult.
How old is Kohli now? 35, right? He has 80 but still needs 20. If he scores five centuries every year he’d need four more years to equal Tendulkar. Kohli will be 39 then. Tough job, very tough job,” Lara told Anandabazar Patrika.
However, he noted that it is only Kohli who can get close to the monumental record set by his dear friend Sachin Tendulkar