Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has delivered stellar performances over the last few years across all formats of the game. He has scored an impressive number of runs and despite being nowhere close to the tail end of his career, he is already in the cream layer of most records set by some of the greatest. At this rate, Kohli is closing in on several batting records set by India’s iconic batsman, Sachin Tendulkar. Also Read - ICC's Guidelines 'Weird And Off-putting' But Health And Safety More Important: MCC Chief Kumar Sangakkara
The 30-year-old is currently the only active batsman within touching distance of Sachin’s batting records and South African legend Jacques Kallis reckons that nothing is impossible for Kohli and if he has the will, he will go on to achieve it. Also Read - When You Look at Virat Kohli, You're Thinking Male Model, Pin-up Boy: Ian Gould
“Kohli I believe can go as far as he wants to. He is a world class player. He is hungry. He works hard. He has proved that over the years. The main thing about him is that he keeps it simple. People enjoy watching him bat,” said Kallis. Also Read - Virat Kohli Recalls How He Earned MS Dhoni's Trust For India Captaincy, Says Becoming Skipper Not Even in my Wildest Dreams
“Only Kohli can answer that. If he is fit enough and willing enough to go but nothing is out of reach for him,” he added when asked about Kohli breaking Sachin’s record of hundred centuries.
Earlier this year, Kohli became the first player in history to win three prestigious ICC awards – the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards following his extraordinary outings in 2018.
With this honour, the India captain became the first player in the history of the sport to win all three of top ICC awards. Not only is Kohli the first player to win these three major ICC awards together but he has also been named the captain of the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year for a fabulous run in international cricket. Previously, Kohli had won the ‘Sir Garfield Trophy’ and ‘ICC ODI Player of the Year’ awards last year and was also the ‘ICC ODI Player of the Year’ in 2012.
The 30-year old scored 1,322 runs at an average of 55.08 in 13 Tests with five hundreds during the calendar year while in 14 ODIs he amassed 1202 runs at an astonishing average of 133.55 with six centuries.