Virat Kohli-led team India has been on a sensational run, defeating Sri Lanka in Tests and then following the same in the One Day Internationals. Virat Kohli, who has been in a phenomenal run of form, brought up his 30th century in ODI’s, equaling the iconic Ricky Ponting. Now, there is only Sachin Tendulkar, who is ahead of Virat Kohli in the race. Virat Kohli has already said that he has his eyes on the 2019 cricket World Cup and is preparing his team accordingly. To be honest, he has been walking the talk till now.
In a recent press conference, Kohli spoke about Sachin Tendulkar’s record and said, “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.”
“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.”
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 3, 2017
“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 stat windows are hard to neglect because they pop up everywhere after you have achieved something,” said Kohli.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 3, 2017
Kohli got consecutive centuries in this series along with Rohit Sharma who did the same.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 3, 2017
As Indian cricket fans, we hope the purple patch continues for team India as they have a long season coming up.