Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former West Indies great Brian Lara is a huge fan of Virat Kohli. However, the legendary batsman is not optimistic about Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli breaking Sachin Tendukar’s record of 100 centuries.

“How old is Kohli now? 35, right? He has 80 centuries but still needs 20. If he scores five centuries every year he would need four more years to equal Tendulkar. Kohli will be 39 then. Tough job, very tough job,” said Lara during a recent interview.

“It doesn’t seem logical from a cricketing perspective. Can’t say with certainty, no one can. Those saying Kohli will break Tendulkar’s 100-centuries record won’t be taking cricketing logic into account. 20 centuries seem a long way away. Most cricketers can’t score that in their entire career. I won’t be adventurous and say Kohli will do it,” the legendary batsman further said.

“Age doesn’t stop for anyone. Kohli will break many more records but 100 centuries seems the most difficult one. My best wishes are with him. I’d be very happy if he could score 100 centuries like Tendulkar. Sachin was a dear friend and like I said before, I’m a big fan of Kohli,” he added.