There is no doubt that former captain Virat Kohli has already become one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history. An average above fifty in all three formats of the game is enough to tell and explain everything. At present, Kohli's eyes are on breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 centuries in ODIs. And Virat is only three centuries away from this. Recently, in the Super-4 round of the Asia Cup, Virat scored the 47th century in ODIs. Now former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has pointed out many similarities between the two apart from batting performance.
Manjrekar said that one similarity between Virat and Sachin is that both enjoy playing cricket to the fullest. They always want to be on the field. Kohli was not in the team against Bangladesh, but everyone saw how happy he was playing the role of the 12th player and enjoying the moments.
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He said that Virat just wants to play and it clearly shows that he enjoys being part of the team. Kohli has captained the Indian team for a long time, so there is no scope for his unfulfilled dreams to be fulfilled here. Manjrekar said that for Kohli, getting involved with the team, travelling with the players, going out there and being a part of the winning moments is more important than gaining power.
Manjrekar further said that it will be very difficult for Kohli to score more centuries than Sachin in Tests. Sachin has 51 centuries in Tests, while Kohli has only 29 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has 17 centuries more than Sunil Gavaskar. It is comparatively easier for a good player to score runs in ODIs because bowlers don't always try to take wickets. Tendulkar and Kohli are special because both of them have scored runs in a lot of Tests. However, I believe that it will be very difficult for Kohli to score 51 Test centuries.