‘He can play 6-8 years from now’: Shoaib Akhtar says Virat Kohli can arrive at 110 global hundreds

Previous Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar accepts Virat Kohli has a great deal of cricket left in him and he ought to quit playing T20Is and center around ODIs and Tests all things being equal.

“As a cricketer, I would encourage Kohli to quit playing T20I and simply center around ODIs and Tests. He is a thrilling player in the center and I think, T20Is take a ton of energy and he really wants to save it now. Assuming he does as such, he’s only 34 and can without much of a stretch play 6-8 years from now. Regardless of whether, from here on out, he plays 50 Tests he can without much of a stretch hit 25 hundreds,” Akhtar told Sports Tak.

Encouraging Virat to focus on his game, he said,”Kohli ought to keep playing and ought to quit hearing the analysis he faces frequently. Both Virat and Babar are extraordinary players from our mainland.”

Virat has 75 global hundreds of years currently added to his repertoire and he is underdog to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 hundreds. With the following 50-over World Cup being facilitated by India in 2023, a ton will be required from Kohli and ideally, he will inch nearer to breaking this record.

On September 8, 2022, during the Asia Cup 2022 match against Afghanistan, Virat finished his century dry season of 1,021 days in global cricket too. He had crushed 122* off 61 balls. His last global ton before that had come in November 2019, in a Test match against Bangladesh.

He followed it by breaking his ODI century dry season on December 10 2022 during third ODI against Bangladesh. He scored 113 of every 91 balls to end his ODI ton dry season of 1,116 days. Before it, his last ODI ton was against West Indies in August 2019.

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