International cricket has come a long way since its inception. There was a time when cricketers dared to think about scoring 100 international centuries. India legend Sachin Tendulkar did the impossible and now, his record is at stake. Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne has predicted who can break Tendulkar’s record.
Warne reveals who can break Tendulkar’s record
The batting maestro retired from international cricket in 2013 with 51 Test hundreds and 49 ODI centuries. Many former cricketer and fans predicted that this one record will remain intact as no cricketer can break that milestone in the future.
But the current scenario is different. Shane Warne, while speaking to IANS, has said that India skipper Virat Kohli can surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record before retiring. Kohli now has 68 international hundreds and is one man who can do the impossible.
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“Yes, I think Sachin’s records are in danger and it is like anyone else who has a record. With me having 708 Test wickets, I was asked the question if I think Nathan Lyon can get me, I hope he does because that will mean that he has played well for a long period of time. It is the same with Sachin. I believe if you ask him if he wants Virat to break his records, he would say absolutely. It will be great fun to watch. Look out Sachin, Virat is coming for you,” Warne said.
Furthermore, Shane Warne was of the opinion that Virat Kohli is currently the best across the formats. However, the legendary spinner rated his countryman Steve Smith, the best when it comes to the longer format of the game. Smith has been in spectacular form in Ashes and has already score three centuries including a double hundred.
“As far as Test cricket goes, I would probably say it is a really tough one between Virat and Smith. But I think if I had to pick one batsman in Test cricket, it would be Smith, but if I lost that and had Virat, I would still be happy because he is a legend,” Warne concluded.