'He will score 110 centuries'- Shoaib Akhtar makes big prediction about Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli regained his form with the bat in the Asia Cup 2022.

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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that he is not really surprised with Virat Kohli’s hundred-scoring spree, as he was always aware that the dashing would make a strong comeback when he was struggling for runs for more than three years until the last year.

Kohli regained his form in the Asia Cup 2022 with a maiden T20I ton against Afghanistan and also scored centuries in ODIs against Bangladesh and New Zealand.

But he was still struggling in Test cricket until the Ahmedabad Test, where he smashed 186 runs against Australia on March 13. It was his 28th Test hundred, which came after 3.5 years, and his 75th international ton.

After the former Indian skipper hit his 75th international century, Akhtar said that he is very confident that Kohli will break the record of Sachin Tendulkar's 100 international centuries.

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Shoaib Akhtar was quoted as saying by ANI: “Virat Kohli had to get back in form so it's nothing new for me. The pressure of captaincy was on him, finally, he is now mentally free. Now he will play with so much focus.”

The Rawalpindi Express further added, “I have complete faith in him that he will score 110 centuries and break the record of Sachin Tendulkar's 100 international tons. Now He doesn't have a load of captaincy and will score run like a beast.”

He concluded, “I remember once I told my teammate that I will take the wicket of Sachin. At that time we were playing in Kolkata. On the very first ball, I bagged the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in front of a 1 lakh crowd. I still remember half of the ground went empty after Sachin returned.”

(With ANI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 16 Mar, 2023

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