West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has tipped Indian Premier League (IPL) teammate Virat Kohli to break more of the records set by legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli has widely been regarded as one of the best cricketers on the planet in recent times, already scoring a total of 44 centuries in international cricket, 16 coming in Tests and 28 in ODIs at an impeccable average of 49.41 and 54.68 respectively.
The numbers at moment pales in comparison to 100 scored by Tendulkar, (51 Test, and 49 ODIs) at an average of 53.78 and 44.83 respectively. At 28-years-old, however, Gayle is confident Kohli will have time to get closer to and in all likelihood surpass Tendulkar’s numbers.
“Well I still see him progressing in his career. A lot more runs to score and he can only get better and better and gain more experience as well. He will be one of the top guys, maybe even target Sachin Tendulkar for the most centuries and get those hundreds. He is still young, energetic and fit and can get those milestones as well. His mindset is to reach the ultimate milestones of all times,” Gayle told CricketNext. (SportsMax)