Back then, it was Sachin Tendulkar who had shouldered the responsibility of the batting order, and now, Virat Kohli is doing the same.

Virat Kohli has always been seen as a stalwart figure in India and perhaps, the only cricketer in the universe who can touch the Sachin Tendulkar’s grand feat of 100 centuries. Meanwhile, coincidentally, one of his records have matched that of Sachin’s one.

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli scored 103 in their 58th century:

Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, England vs India
Sachin Tendulkar completed his 58th international hundred against England in 2001. Image Courtesy: Getty

It seems like numbers too are trying to give a hint that the current India skipper is going to be the next Sachin Tendulkar. Ironically, both have numerous of their cricketing stats similar to that of each other and the recent Virat’s 23rd Test century also finds a unique relation with Sachin Tendulkar.

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Back in 2001, the master blaster Sachin smashed a scintillating century against England. He registered a 103-run tally to complete his 58th international century in his cricketing career.

Coincidentally, the modern-day run-machine, Virat Kohli too notched up his 58th International century against the very same opposition. The Indian skipper also got dismissed on 103. Now, this has to be the mother of coincidences.

Virat Kohli tallied 200 runs in the innings and the top-scorer of the series so far:

Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar
Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his 23rd Test ton against England in Nottingham. (Image Courtesy: Getty)

The century run-knock couple with the brilliant 97 runs in the first innings at Trent Bridge helped Virat Kohli accumulate 200 runs in the Test. He was also the top scorer for India in the Edgbaston Test as well.

In total, Virat Kohli bagged as many as 440 runs in six innings that he played in England so far this year. The next best player in the series is Jonny Bairstow with 206 runs.

All in all, the India captain is having a great tour of England as a batsman. Currently, India is looking rock-solid to wrap up the Trentbridge Test to make a comeback in the five-match series.