India’s Run-machine Virat Kohli never is currently on a record-breaking spree, breaking almost every record possible in every subsequent game, as this guy just loves scoring more and more runs. The Indian skipper’s hunger for runs has been admired by the all-time greats of the game.
Recently, Virat has become has the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings surpassing Sachin’s record who reached the landmark in 259 innings. Observing his hunger and passion for the game for a very long time, India’s former opening batsman Virender Sehwag has often lauded Virat Kohli’s ability to score runs consistently.
Talking to India Today Shewag asserted that the Indian Skipper will break all the records barring one record held by Tendulkar which would be impossible for Virat to break. Sehwag feels that Virat won’t be able to play as much test matches as Tendulkar who went on to play 200 tests matches in his career.
"Everybody has this feeling that Virat Kohli will break all batting records. I have also said this many times that he is meant to break all records. Just one record which I feel won't be broken is playing 200 Test matches, which Sachin Tendulkar has set. For that you need to play cricket for at least 24 years," Sehwag told India Today.
"Barring that Kohli might break all the records. Another thing which everybody keeps saying is the lack of good quality bowlers that Kohli is facing now. Other batsmen are playing against the same kind of bowlers but they aren't scoring as many runs," he added.
Moreover, according to the former Indian cricketer, every batsman has faced bad form with the bat or ball at some point in time in their cricketing careers, however, it has never happened with India’s skipper yet.
"There is something special about him which is why he is scoring runs consistently. I have played with players like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dravid. Even they had ups and downs in their careers. But Kohli hasn't had that in his career till now,"
Virat Kohli in Tests has scored 6331runs in 73 tests, averaging 54.58, while the 30-year old batsman has garnered 10, 232 runs in ODIs so far with an average of 59.84. Virat Kohli is currently the number one batsman in both ODIs and Tests.