Kolkata: India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro’s 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly.(Kohli Can’t be Compared to Sachin Yet: Barry Richards)
“Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries, he still has 28 more to get to 50 in ODIs. He has to play probably for 10 more years for that, we will have to wait and see,” the former cricketer said during a book release function.(Virat Kohli Reiterates Love for No. 3 Batting Position)
At a time when every other batting record is broken, Ganguly said, “It’s very very safe. I don’t think anybody will ever be able to break that record.”
Heaping praise on India’s turnaround in the World Cup, Ganguly said, “Their form in the recently-concluded Tests and tri-series and that in the World Cup is a massive revelation.
“Nobody predicted that India would beat South Africa by 130 runs. It’s very unpredictable but India’s form has been a revelation for all of us.”
But come knockout stages, it would be a anybody’s game Ganguly said refusing to pick a final line-up.
“If you want a biased answer it would be Australia and India. But if you want a realistic answer then I don’t know because anybody can beat anybody. It’s very very unpredictable.”