Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has predicted that current Indian captain Virat Kohli has the potential to score 400 plus in a test match and could threaten the existing world record score of legendary Brian Lara.
“Mark my words. Virat Kohli will make 400 plus in a Test match,” Kapil told Deccan Chronicle.
Virat Kohli, who has scored his first double hundred in tests in the ongoing West Indies tour, is in the form of his life as he broke a number of records this year.
“Remember I said this first,” the legendary allrounder said about his prophecy.
“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,” he added.
The Indian world cup winning captain has said that Virat Kohli is much-attacking batsman than legendary Sachin Tendulkar and has tipped him to be a huge success across all the three formats of the game.
“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,” he predicted.
“Exactly. That makes my point. These guys can score at astonishing speed,” he said speaking of the pace at which the current generation batsmen score runs.
Virat Kohli has become the first Indian captain to score an overseas double century and has been in the form of his life as bamboozled the bowling attacks across the formats with so much ease.