Virat can score 100 international tons: Azharuddin

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2019 13:24 hrs
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Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin has heaped immense praise on Virat Kohli post the current Indian captain's century that helped India win the Adelaide ODI by six wickets against Australia to level the three-match series at one-apiece.

Virat's 104 - his 39th ODI, has impressed Azhar so much so that the stylish Hyderabadi batsman sees Virat equal or even break Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 international hundreds.

Kohli's 39th ODI ton took his international tally to 64, overhauling Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. He now stands only behind Ricky Ponting (71) and Sachin's 100 in the list of most international centuries by a batsman.

Azharuddin feels that Kohli can surpass both the legends and go atop in the list given he maintains his fitness. "Virat Kohli's consistency is very good. If he stays fit, he will reach the 100-century mark. He is way ahead of many great players as far as his consistency is concerned. He is a great player and India have hardly lost whenever he has scored a century," Azharuddin told Sports Tak.

Virat has now scored 24 ODI tons when India have batted second and out of these, 21 tons have come in an Indian win.