Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has said that India captain, Virat Kohli is capable of surpassing hundreds of centuries set by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar in the international arena.
In the course of an illustrious career, Tendulkar recorded 51 Test tons and 49 centuries in ODIs, with Kholi is third on the overall list as he is currently 30 behind the Indian legend with a combined total of 70 international tons (27 in Tests and 43 in ODIs).
Since he is still active in the game, Kohli is expected to override Ricky Ponting’s 71 international centuries. The former Australian skipper had taken the second overall spot during his trophy-laden career in the high-profile games.
Responding to a fan question via his Youtube page, Hogg expressed that Kohli can surpass Tendulkar’s mark because of his fitness levels, which he said is a lot better than when Sachin Tendulkar started.
With the help of physios and other medical staff of the team, Hogg noted that cricketers get a lot of help from quality fitness trainers on board and that they can get over any niggle complaint from any player straight away.
He said this makes players miss lesser games despite having more games to play than they used to. Hogg is convinced that with additional games, Kohli stands the chance of breaking the record.
When asked his best bowling attack in the world currently, he voted the Indian team, backing it up with the available statistics of their last tour of Australia, which was a successful outing for them.
While noting that for a while, Indian bowlers have been a dominant force in world cricket, Hogg said Indian attack helps them to get batsmen out quicker than any other team, having played against some good teams that include Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh amongst others.
He added that their batsmen let them down in New Zealand but were rescued by the pace attack.
Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed