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“The way he is playing and the kind of hunger he has displayed…,” Virat Kohli’s childhood coach makes a bold statement after his 45th ODI ton

Virat Kohli has been India's best batsman for last one decade.

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach made a bold statement after the batter scored his 45th ODI ton. He said that with the way the 34-year-old is playing and any kind of hunger he has displayed, he will have to play for another 6 years, which won’t be that difficult for him.

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Virat Kohli scores his 45th ODI ton in the second ODI against Sri Lanka 

Considered one of the greatest to have played the game of cricket, Virat Kohli set the stage on fire in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. The right-hander played staggeringly well and smashed his 45th ODI ton, 73rd in internationals. His 45th century just makes him 4 hundreds away from equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries.

Kohli crafted his innings staggeringly well and after he cautions for a while he unleashed himself and found his feat to reach his half-century in just 47 balls. He made a mockery of Sri Lanka bowling lineup and became the fastest to complete 12500 runs by innings in the history of ODIs and also went past Sachin Tendulkar to have the most centuries against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

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He helped India put over 350 runs on the board. Kohli smashed his ton in just 80 balls and smashed 12 fours and 1 six in his innings and ended with a score of 113 runs in 87 balls. Not only Kohli smashed his 45th ODI century, but he also broke a couple of records created by Sachin Tendulkar.

He became the fastest batter to score 73 international centuries. The right-hander achieved the feat in 541 innings whereas Tendulkar did the same in 549 innings. Kohli also broke Tendulkar’s record of fastest to 45 ODI centuries. The 34-year-old achieved the best in 257 innings whereas Sachin did it in 424 innings.

“The way he is playing and the kind of hunger he has displayed…,” Virat Kohli’s childhood coach makes a bold statement after his 45th ODI ton

Following, Virat Kohli’s ton many lauded him and praised him for his heroics. However, his childhood coach feels that the batter needs to pull his socks up and continue batting in the same way for the next years. He said that with the way he’s playing and his hunger, he should continue for another 6 years. Speaking to India News, he said:

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“Virat Kohli will have to play for another 6 years, which I feel won’t be that difficult for him. The way he is playing and kind of hunger he has displayed, I do believe he should play another 6 years.” 

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