Kapil Dev made a big announcement on Monday by saying that Virat Kohli will go on to score 400 plus in a Test match, beating Brian Lara’s record. “Mark my words. Virat Kohli will make 400 plus in a Test match,” Kapil Dev said.
“Mark my words. Virat Kohli will make 400 plus in a Test match,” Kapil Dev said.
He further added, “Remember I said this first.”
Comparing Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev had a very critical take on this.
“At his age, Sachin Tendulkar was more talented. But then he had that mental block. He would get to a hundred and then get into a rut.”
“There has been a tremendous improvement in Kohli. Still, I would say Sachin was more talented. But Kohli is the type who will tear an attack apart. With so many Test matches coming up this season (17 featuring India) I am sure Kohli will find the perfect pitch to his liking on which he could threaten the world record 401. I know many pitches will be turners in the home season, but I am sure Kohli will get one or two perfect pitches. I am sure one day soon the record will be in danger.”
Virat Kohli has been in one hell of a form since last six to eight months. The 27-year-old hit as many as four IPL centuries this year. Add to it, his back-to-back match-winning performances for the national side.