Former India quick bowler S Sreesanth is assured that Virat Kohli can both break or equal Sachin Tedulkar’s report for 49 ODI lots of earlier than the 2023 World Cup.
India will tackle Bangladesh of their final Asia Cup 2023 Tremendous 4 conflict on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. The Males in Blue will subsequently meet Sri Lanka within the last on Sunday on the identical venue. India will then tackle Australia in three ODIs at residence earlier than the World Cup.
Kohli notched up his forty seventh ODI ton within the Tremendous 4 match in opposition to Pakistan on September 10. He smashed an unbeaten 122 off solely 94 balls, an innings which featured 9 fours and three sixes.
Talking to Sportskeeda, Sreesanth said that there’s a first rate probability of Kohli both matching or surpassing Tendulkar’s report of most one-day tons forward of the World Cup.
“100%. There are a few innings left within the Asia Cup. After that, there’s a sequence in opposition to Australia. Virat Kohli may equal or break Sachin Tendulkar’s report earlier than the World Cup,” he opined.
After the Asia Cup, India will play three ODIs in opposition to Australia from September 22 to September 27.
Talking of Kohli, he has hit 47 tons in 279 ODIs, whereas Tendulkar notched up 49 lots of in 463 video games.
“He’s nonetheless younger; he can win one other two World Cups” – Sreesanth on Chahal’s axe
One of many massive choices made by the Indian group for the 2023 World Cup has been the axing of ace leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in favor of all-rounders.
Based on Sreesanth, India will miss Chahal due to the situations on provide through the World Cup. He additionally urged the leg-spinner to not lose hope and stay constructive.
“India will miss Chahal as a result of the situations are such. Chahal’s considering must be that – sure, I need to be within the XI, however I’m assured I’ll get higher alternatives. I noticed one among his wickets in county. It was just like how Shane Warne had bowled Mike Gatting – off stump bowled on a entrance foot protection. It was a dream-come-true for a leg-spinner,” he stated.
“He’s in good kind. All I might inform him is, preserve working exhausting, preserve believing. He’s nonetheless younger; he can nonetheless win one other two World Cups,” the previous India pacer concluded.
Chahal has performed 72 ODIs for India, claiming 121 wickets at a mean of 27.13 and an economic system fee of 5.26.
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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert