Can Virat Kohli Sachin Catch Up Tendulkar’s Count of 100 Centuries? Ricky Ponting has his say


Prior to the start of the 2022 Asia Cup, former India skipper Virat Kohli had taken a month-long break from cricket. The right-handed battle dynamo also talked about his struggles with mental health while he was on a meager patch.

The break clearly helped, as Kohli finished the Asian Cup as the second-highest points scorer with 276 runs in five games with a strike rate of 147.59, with two out of fifty and a hundred.

Virat Kohli. Photo credits: Twitter

Ricky Ponting is optimistic Virat Kohli can track down Sachin Tendulkar’s achievement

Kohli also landed his 71st international ton after a nearly two-year wait. Now, after equaling Ponting’s record in the process, there is now only one name on the list of most tons above Kohli: Sachin Tendulkar with 100 centuries.

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Speaking to ICC Review, the former Australian skipper said: “If you had asked me three years ago, I would have said yes. But the fact that it’s slowed down as much as it did… yes, I still think it’s possible for him, there’s no doubt about that.’

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo: Twitter)

“I still think he has several years ahead of him, but I think it’s still 30 international hundreds, that’s a lot. That’s five or six Test hundreds a year, maybe for the next three or four years. If you throw in a few one-days, maybe a few more T20.”

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Ponting thinks there is still a lot of cricket left for Virat Kohli

Questions are now again focused on Tendulkar’s count, and whether Kohli can find a late career boost to track that down.

Following the same lines, Ponting said: “It’s taken (the century) a little longer, the last few years because he’s been in that century that caused drought, if you will, it’s taken a little longer to get to me than I thought it would.”

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“But look, he is clearly one of the greats of all time and there is still a long time to go in his career. It was good to see him back in the running.” added the Aussie.

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