In the meantime, Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer, reckons Kohli is destined to break all records, barring one, which he feels would be a tad hard for the 30-year-old. He has dominated to such an extent that people and experts have touted him to break the colossal records in cricket held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, whose global career lasted a whopping 24 years.
Tendulkar, who sits atop of both ODI and Test runs, played an astounding 200 Tests for India and notched up 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78.
Sehwag feels that Kohli can not play 200 Tests matches and for him to achieve that he will have to play 24 years.
There is this general feeling that Virat Kohli and team enter the upcoming tour against Australia as favourites owing to the absence of David Warner and Steven Smith. Just one record which I feel won't be broken is playing 200 Test matches, which Sachin Tendulkar has set. "For that, you need to play cricket for at least 24 years", he said to AajTak.
"Barring that Kohli might break all the records".
Sehwag, however, said that he thinks Virat Kohli's team can beat any side across any formats in any conditions and that they have to focus on their batting and try to match the hosts in the first innings.
He said that nearly all cricketers have had up and downs in their career and there was a phase when they struggled with the form which hasn't happened with Kohli yet. "Other batsmen are playing against the same kind of bowlers but they aren't scoring as many runs", he added.
"There is something special about him which is why he is scoring runs consistently". I have played with players like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dravid. "But Kohli hasn't had that in his career till now", Sehwag added.