Virat Kohli Will Rating 3 Tons Earlier than IPL 2023 To Equal Sachin Tendulkar’s Report Of 49 ODI Tons: Sunil Gavaskar


Virat Kohli could be very a lot again and has as soon as once more reignited the dialogue of when, and never whether or not, will he have the ability to break Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI century report. And former India captain Sunil Gavaskar made a daring ‘IPL’ assertion in making the large prediction.

For 80 odd worldwide innings, stretched throughout 1028 days, Virat Kohli struggled for a century. Nevertheless, since breaking free from the shackles in September final 12 months, Virat Kohli, in simply 22 innings, has scored 4 worldwide tons, three of which had been in ODIs in simply 4 matches.

Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar [Image Courtesy: Twitter]
Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar [Image Courtesy: Twitter]

Virat Kohli Scored His forty sixth ODI Ton Towards Sri Lanka In The third ODI Which Resulted In Largest Ever Win By India In ODI Format

On Sunday, within the third and ultimate ODI match of the sequence towards Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli scored his forty sixth ODI century en path to his match-winning knock of an unbeaten 166 which helped India win by a colossal margin of 317 runs to script a whitewash.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Photograph: ICC)

When Virat Kohli was caught on 43 ODI tons between August 2019 and November 2022, the dialogue of ‘when’ had remodeled to ‘whether or not’ he would have the ability to make it previous Sachin Tendulkar’s report of 49 tons within the format.

Sunil Gavaskar Reckons Virat Kohli Will Rating 3 Tons Earlier than IPL 2023 And Equal Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI Report Of Most ODI Tons

However with Virat Kohli resuming his responsibility of scoring tons of at will, and clobbering three tons in simply 4 innings, Sunil Gavaskar, predicted that it may effectively occur earlier than the beginning of the approaching IPL season.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Credit: AFP)

Sunil Gavaskar pointed to the truth that India play three ODIs towards New Zealand after which towards Australia earlier than IPL and given the shape Virat Kohli is in, the previous India captain may simply discover himself on the prime of the elite ODI chart.

“The shape that he’s in, the best way that he’s taking part in proper now…now we have now three matches towards New Zealand and three extra towards Australia. So we have now six ODIs earlier than IPL. And all he wants is three centuries. The best way he’s batting proper now, why shouldn’t we really feel that these three tons of occur earlier than the IPL,” he stated.

The New Zealand sequence begins from January 18 onwards. The 34-year-old middle-order batter run machine’s latest ODI kind wasn’t that nice earlier than the not too long ago concluded Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ODIs. However an excellent present within the Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022, the place he was among the many main run-getters, gave him the mandatory confidence to return to kind in ODIs too.

Virat Kohli scored his maiden T20I ton-122* towards Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022, after which notched up 4 fifties in T20I World Cup 2022 to emerge as the best run-getter. He scored a ton towards Bangladesh (113) within the third ODI and scored two tons towards Sri Lanka (113 and 166*) within the not too long ago concluded ODI sequence.



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