Shoaib Akthar, a former Pakistani pacer, believes Virat Kohli can surpass Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record of 100 centuries in international cricket. In the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, the veteran has shown glimpses of getting back to his best.
The Indian star looked scratchy but still managed to score 35 and 59 in the first two games against Pakistan and Hong Kong. Akhtar agreed to it.
Shoaib advised Kohli to wait till the World Cup this year to determine whether the T20 format suits him or not because Kohli hasn't been handling the ball properly.
“His innings against Pakistan and Hong Kong were patchy. He should wait until the ICC T20 World Cup to see if this format suits him or not. He has to score 30 more centuries,” said Shoaib Akhtar.
Akthar also said that Kohli can become the greatest player ever and said that in longer formats he can take time to settle down.
“You can become the greatest player ever. This is going to be hardest 30 tons if he scores. Virat is positive and aggressive but I really want him to score 100 hundreds and break Sachin Tendulkar’s record. It looks impossible right now, but this man can do it,” he added.