Won’t be surprised if he goes to 200 : Former India coach on Virat Kohli

Former Indian coach Anshuman Gaikwad has heaped praises on Virat Kohli, especially on his fitness, and believes that cricketer is far ahead of a current lot of players. Virat Kohli has recently played his 100th test match at Mohali and the batsman is believed by many cricketing pundits to be the one who will break Sachin’s record of 100 centuries at the international level.

Many greats have been a part of Indian cricket but the maestro Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the stellar batsman that India has produced. Kohli is right now 33 years of age and Gaekwad believes that if the batsman can manage to stay fit, then he is likely to play for another 10 years and even play his 200th test match.

“As long as he is fit, nobody can touch him. 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” the former coach said in conversation to News18.

Kohli has gone nearly two years now without a century. The batsman however has contributed heavily with his batting. And now the burden of captaincy lifted off his shoulders, fans are expecting Kohli to hammer hundreds after hundreds and thereby break Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries.

Virat has accomplished 70 centuries by now and given the amount of cricket India is going to play over the years, there is a high probability that the player will eventually break Tendulkar’s record.

Gaekwad heaped praises on Kohli’s attitude, saying that the player is always looking to win and never accepts defeat. India will be playing the second test match at Bengaluru and BCCI has now allowed 100 percent crowd for the day-night test match.

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