Five milestones Virat Kohli will reach in the next five years
One of the greatest cricketers of our generation, Virat Kohli breaks a record every time he goes out to bat. He is one of the most gifted players to have played the game of cricket.
Kohli has numerous records to his name: the fastest to 9000 ODI runs, the most number of One Day International hundreds while chasing (18), fastest to 30 ODI hundreds, first captain to score 10 international hundreds in a calendar year, fastest to reach 15000 international runs and many more.
He is only halfway through his career though and has to do a lot more to be spoken of in the same breath as Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Jacques Kallis. However, his hunger and drive keep him going, ensuring he never rests on his laurels.
On that note, here are five milestones that Kohli can reach in the next five years:
#5 75 international hundreds
Kohli made all the sporting headlines last week after hitting his 50th international hundred, only the 8th player in history to do so. He is in supreme form this calendar year and looks unstoppable in all formats.
He is still a long way behind Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 100 hundreds, but, in the next five years, could overtake Ricky Ponting to reach 75 international hundreds, which will put him in 2nd place on the list of most international hundreds.
India play an average of 25 ODIs, 10 to 12 Tests and 10 T20Is in a calendar year, giving Kohli ample time to score the 24 hundreds required to reach the milestone. He can also become the fastest player to 50 ODI hundreds.
Kohli is one of the most consistent players in international cricket right now and with his conversion rate, can easily reach 75 centuries in the next five years.