Virat Kohli celebrates century
Virat Kohli celebrates century during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Image Credit: PTI

Brad Hogg, the former Australia bowler, says India skipper Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 100 centuries on the international scene.

During the course of his illustrious career, Tendulkar smashed 51 Test tons and 49 centuries in ODIs. Kohli currently finds himself third on the list as he has scored a combined total of 70 international tons (27 in Tests and 43 in ODIs).

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting scored 71 international centuries during his trophy-laden career and he takes the second spot in this high-profile list.

Sachin Tendulkar with Virat Kohli
File photo: Sachin Tendulkar with Virat Kohli. Image Credit: AFP

Hogg was asked by a fan if Kohli can surpass Tendulkar’s mark and he said on his YouTube channel: “Of course he can. Fitness levels today are a lot better when Sachin Tendulkar started.

“Plus they get a lot of help with quality fitness trainers. They have also got a lot of physios and doctors on board. Any niggle that is starting to happen people can get on top of it straight away.

“Therefore players miss less games and of course there is a lot more cricket being played these days. So yes, he can break that record.”

Hogg was also asked by a fan as to which bowling attack he thinks is the best in the world currently and he gave his vote to the Indian team.