Srinagar, Aug 25: Former Team India all-rounder and now J&K Ranji Trophy team mentor Irfan Pathan has backed Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli to break legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s feat of scoring 100 international hundreds.
“I always wish if anyone breaks the record he has to be an Indian and Virat has the ability and fitness, which is the most important thing to be able to achieve that feat. I think he is 30 short of that 100 hundreds, I think he will be able to achieve it before he retires and I hope so and that’s the target he will have in his mind,” said Irfan Pathan on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
Virat Kohli currently has 70 international (43 in ODIs and 27 in Tests) hundreds to his name. The Indian captain, who celebrated 12 years in international a few days ago is 31 currently.
“I am sure 100 hundreds, he might not be talking about it but you know if anyone could achieve that feat, after Sachin Tendulkar he is the one. You know he has achieved so much with such little time and I hope if anyone breaks the records of 100 hundreds because I was part of Sachin’s journey when he scored that last hundred as well,” Irfan added.
Kohli is currently in Dubai as part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020. He will play his first competitive cricket tournament after India’s New Zealand tour in the early part of this year, when the IPL 2020 begins from September 19 in the UAE.