Even though Team India skipper Virat Kohli is in no desperation to end his century drought, his failure in terms of getting to the triple figures has become a major topic of discussion among the cricketing fraternity.
Regarded as a pioneer in world cricket at the moment, Virat Kohli has been India’s talisman across all formats for more than a decade. Though he has played some crucial knocks, the 32-year-old has not slammed an international ton since 2019.
Speaking about Virat’s century drought, former Pakistan skipper and opening batsman Salman Butt has backed the Indian skipper to notch up triple-digit figures in India’s upcoming assignments.
During an interaction on YouTube, Butt Butt was asked whether Kohli can ‘cross his mental barriers’ at ICC events including Test Championship and T20 World Cup. Responding to the question, the 36-year-old said:
“He’s broken so many barriers already. Who could have thought that a boy in his age will get 70 centuries? Who would have that he would become as fit as he is today, or carry the kind of form that he has?” he said.
“He has a strike rate of 90 in chases, an average of over 50 in all three formats. Who would have thought? These are barriers he’s already crossed. Who can stop him from crossing this barrier? In fact, he can do it in the next match or the next series itself,” he added.
Virat and his men will kick off their tour of the UK with the WTC Final against Kane Williamson-led New Zealand. After that, England will host them for a five-match Test series, starting with the first Test in Trent Bridge, Nottingham from August 4.