When Sachin Tendulkar ended with 49 ODI centuries, not many people believed that anyone would come close to that figure
Even the great Ricky Ponting ended with 30 centuries, a good 19 away from the ‘Little Master’. But records are meant to be broken, which is why Virat Kohli’s insatiable appetite for runs might just take him past Sachin Tendulkar.
After notching up his 30th ODI hundred, Kohli was asked about whether or not he could break Sachin’s mythical figure.
“The great man (Sachin Tendulkar) is quite a bit away. That’s going to take a hell of an effort. Again, I am not thinking about that. It’s only about the team where even if I score a 90 not out and the team goes across the line, it’s good enough for me,” Kohli said after the match.
He felt honoured to have equalled Ponting’s tally and said that the records come all along the career and no one can neglect stats as they keep coming up from everywhere.
“It’s an honour for me to equal someone like Ricky Ponting. That’s not something that you aim for but obviously he’s a great player and as batsmen we all respect what these legends have done,” he added.
“I look to perform as well as I can for the team. These things keep happening as you go along in your career. You don’t target these things, but those stats windows are hard to neglect because they pop up everywhere after you have achieved something,” the owner of 30 centuries believed.
The way he is currently playing, you won’t put it past Kohli to one day break Sachin’s incredible record!