Virat Kohli recently played his 100th Test in international cricket. And, the cricketing fraternity wished him such a big achievement. Meanwhile, many wished him to play at least 200 Tests for the country. Now, Anshuman Gaikwad has come up sharing his opinion over the same.
The former Indian cricketer feels that Virat Kohli is enough fit to continue and play for India for one more decade. The star player made his Test debut back in 2011. Since then he went on to become one of the best batsmen of the modern day era.
Virat Kohli can break Sachin’s record of 200 Tests: Anshuman Gaikwad
Virat Kohli is too often compared with the great Sachin Tendulkar, who is known as “God of Cricket”. Now, the majority of the fans feel that he will break Sachin’s record of playing 200 Tests for the country.
In an interview, Anshuman Gaikwad asserted that it is always a big moment for any cricketer to play 100 games for the country. As per him, Kohli is fit and can break the record of Sachin Tendulkar.
“It is a great achievement to play 100 Test matches and still keep going the way he has. The big difference is the experience he has gained by playing in 100 Test matches. As long as he is fit, nobody can touch him,” Gaekwad told News18.
Anshuman mentioned that Kohli stays a lot more focused on his fitness. He added that this mindset will help him play more and more for Team India across all the formats.
“He is so conscious of his fitness that I won’t be surprised if he goes to 200 because of the kind of series of matches they are playing, the frequency is so high that it is a question of another seven or eight years, and he will land up close to 200. Am sure he will be fit and play for the next 10 years, the way he is going,” he added.
Virat Kohli is currently six centuries away from matching Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 tons in ODI cricket. Meanwhile, he has already got 8000 runs in red-ball cricket. There are several big milestones that Kohli can break going ahead while playing for Team India.
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