Kohli has taken himself to the highest level of cricket in batting. He has scored 72 career centuries in all formats. Only one in front, Sachin Tendulkar. His number of centuries in ODI cricket is 44, ahead of Sachin Tendulkar. And this record can be broken this year by one of India’s best cricketers, Virat Kohli. And this is what former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar thinks.
This year the One Day World Cup will be held on Indian soil. And before that, India will play about 26-27 one-day matches. King Kohli has 44 centuries in this format. He can break Sachin’s record of 49 centuries by playing the upcoming one-day matches this year. That’s what Banger thinks
In a recent event, Bangar said, “What a great cricketer Kohli is. He is breaking records one after another, can you imagine? He has 44 ODI centuries now. It is not easy to do this in such a short time. But I think this year will also be 50. India will play 26-27 ODIs this year. If India can reach the World Cup final, there is a good chance for Kohli to break Sachin’s ODI century record.”
King Kohli has been rested for the T-20 against Sri Lanka. But it is expected that he will play in one-day cricket. And Banger thinks that he will give himself the number of matches he will play. Banger is hopeful that he will play regularly in one-day cricket despite resting in T-20.
He also said, “He gives his hundred per cent when he steps on the field. I hope Kohli will give his maximum in the few matches he plays this year. He plays regularly in all three formats, for a cricketer like him who plays in all formats, a break is very necessary. In this, you can get on the field completely fresh. But I think, due to this busy schedule in cricket, now he will take more breaks in the T20 format. He will play regularly in 50-over cricket. A batsman of his quality will create many more records in the future”.
It should be noted that the One Day World Cup will be held in India at the end of this year. So naturally, more importance is being given to this format. It is assumed that the thirteenth edition of the One Day World Cup will be held in October – November this year. Team India is desperate to win the World Cup at home. In that case, Kohli can be India’s trump card.