Five Sachin Tendulkar records that Virat Kohli can break in 2019
- There are certain records of Sachin Tendulkar which are impossible to break
As we all know, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been in superior form irrespective of formats, at least in the last three years. To put matters into perspective, he had scored over 8000 runs and made 29 centuries in international cricket since 2016 January. With not many cricketers claiming these numbers as their career-long stats even, that is what makes these figures incredibly great.
He also made 11 centuries in 2018, falling short by just one century in equalling Sachin Tendulkar's record of most international centuries in a calendar year. Sachin had scored 12 centuries during his golden year - 1998.
Sachin Tendulkar is someone who owns all the possible batting records in International cricket. Virat Kohli meanwhile, who in turn considers Sachin as his idol, is breaking his records every other year.
Though there are certain records by Little Master which are impossible to break by anyone, there are certain records of his which are not far away from India's best batsman right now. Sachin would be happy to see his fellow Indian breaking his own records and even fans wish to see the same.
#1 Most ODI runs away from by an Indian
Sachin Tendulkar currently has 5065 runs away from home in ODI cricket, which is also the most by an Indian in ODI history. Kohli sits at third in this list with 4208 runs, right now.
With India set to play the World Cup in England (neutral venue) and few bilateral ODI series outside India in 2019, he could easily walk away with this record by the end of 2019 with the kind of form he is currently in. Kohli needs just 858 runs more to get there.
Most ODI runs away from home by an Indian (as it stands):
5065 - Sachin Tendulkar
4236 - MS Dhoni
4208 - Virat Kohli
3998 - Rahul Dravid