Doesn’t matter if Kohli breaks Sachin’s century record, India need ICC title’: Ex-PAK captain points out harsh reality
Former India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday ended his 1214-day long drought on ODIs to notch up his 44th ton in the format in the team’s emphatic win against Bangladesh in Chattogram. The century put him past Australia great Ricky Ponting, in the second post in the elusive list of most international tons, standing only behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Hence, for the first time in over three years, the discussion on whether Kohli could break Sachin’s record of 100 centuries has reignited. But a former Pakistan skipper believes that it doesn’t matter even if Kohli ends up with 200 centuries, as he pointed out a harsh reality on Indian cricket.
Kohli now stands just five centuries behind Sachin’s ODI record of 49 tons and 28 behind in terms of international hundreds. With Kohli still actively part of all the three formats, there still stands a possibility that he could threaten to break Sachin’s record.
Rashid Latif was asked about the same whether he does see that possibility. However the veteran cricketer, speaking on his YouTube channel, pointed out that Kohli’s bid to break Sachin’s record isn’t what fans are waiting for. They rather yearn for India to win another ICC title.