India vs Windies 2018: Virat Kohli on Brink of Breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s Record
It doesn’t matter what, in every international game, there will be some record waiting for Virat Kohli to get broken. He already bagged various records in his kitty and now, yet another scintillating record is on its way for Virat Kohli. This time, it is once again his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record, which is not in the safe position.
Having smashed numerous records in England, Kohli sought a break from cricket during the Asia Cup 2018. Immediately, after his return in the Indian jersey, he scored a century against the Windies in the first Test in Rajkot.
Virat Kohli on the verge of breaking fastest to 25 Test centuries record:
In Rajkot, Kohli created history, as he became the second fastest to score 24 Test centuries for India, only behind the great Sir Donald Bradman. He surpassed Virender Sehwag’s tally of 24 centuries in Test cricket.
During the course, Virat Kohli also became the first batsman in this calendar year to cross the 1000-run barrier in Test cricket. It is also the third consecutive time for Virat Kohli to do for team India.
In the second Test which takes place in Hyderabad, Kohli could become the second fastest batsman to reach 25 centuries in Test cricket. Virat Kohli will play his 124th game in Hyderabad in the second Test of the series.
Sachin Tendulkar is at the second place on the list, as he reached the mark in 130 innings. Sunil Gavaskar followed him with 138 innings. Meanwhile, the great Don Bradman is at the top, who took only 68 innings.
In another list, Virat Kohli will equal the Pakistan great, Inzamam Ul Haq’s overall tally of 25 centuries in Test cricket. He finished his career with a total of 8830 runs under his belt in 120 Tests, who batted with an average of 49.60.
All in all, there are a lot of records are waiting for the Indian skipper to achieve in Hyderabad. However, it will be interesting to see whether he meets the mark or not. Meanwhile, reports suggest Virat Kohli will take the rest.
Fastest 25 ton in Test cricket :-
Don Bradman 68 innings,
Sachin Tendulkar (130),
Sunil Gavaskar (138),
Matthew Hayden (139),
Sir Garfield Sobers (147),
Hashim Amla (155),
Ricky Ponting (156) #ViratKohli has so far played 123 innings.#INDvsWI
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) October 10, 2018