News

Sehwag Feels Kohli Will Break Records of Dravid and Gavaskar in England Series

Sehwag Feels Kohli Will Break Records of Dravid and Gavaskar in England Series

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag feels that current Indian captain Virat Kohli will break the record of most runs by an Indian batsman in a single Test series against England.

Cricket news: Kohli has also inched closer to these two greats in terms of number of centuries in Tests

Kohli is just behind former captains Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar, who have 602 and 542 runs respectively in a single Test series against England.

At present Kohli has amassed 440 runs in three Tests and still has two more Tests to go. Sehwag always feels that if Kohli breaks the record, none of the greats would be unhappy.

Kohli has also inched closer to these two former greats of Indian cricket in terms of tons in longest format. He is at present tied with Sehwag with 23 centuries and has only Sachin Tendulkar (51), Dravid (36) and Gavaskar (34) ahead of him.

Speaking on IndiaTV’s show ‘Cricket ki Baat’, Sehwag said: “It’s not a danger to the greats (Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar). Instead, it’s a news of immense happiness if someone is about to break their record. It’s similar to the joy I felt when Karun Nair became the second triple-centurion for India after me. Gavaskar and Dravid too would feel the same way if and when Kohli breaks their records. I myself want him to do so because it will mean that he scores runs which in turn would culminate in India winning the series.”

India will next face England in the fourth Test which will be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton from August 30.

The visitors are currently 1-2 behind in the series and would love to win the remaining matches to script a memorable triumph on the British soil.

Kohli, who has scored two centuries and two half-centuries so far and has aggregated 200 runs twice in a single Test, would be India’s key man if they are to win against England.

“He made 97 and 103 in the last Test on a bowler-friendly pitch and therefore when he gets favourable batting conditions in the next two Tests, we can expect him to score not just a ton but a double-century. He has already hit 6 double hundreds in a year. So I expect him to score a double hundred and even possibly a triple as that is the only thing missing from his CV,” Sehwag, India’s only batsman to score two triple centuries, said.

Rakesh Rakshit

Share Your Views & Comments Below

Recent News

  Flop XI of the Afghanistan Premier League 2018 Tournament
  BCCI Announces 12-Man Squad for Second ODI against Windies at Visakhapatnam
  Ishant Sharma Returns To Field after Recovering From Ankle Injury
  Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Believes Kohli Would Play until 40 Years
  Injured Shardul Thakur to Remain Out Of Action for Seven Weeks

Releted News

  BCCI Announces 12-Man Squad for Second ODI against Windies at Visakhapatnam
  Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Believes Kohli Would Play until 40 Years
  Former Indian Captain Praises Kohli for His Batting against the Windies
  Bangladesh Batsman Praises Kohli as the Best Batsman in All Formats
  Positives and Negatives of India from 1st ODI against the Windies
No upcoming fixtures were found!

TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77