Meanwhile, Kohli has been of top-notch in the ongoing leading the team from the front. So far, he has scored 440 runs in three Tests including two fifties and two hundred. He is now closing on the tally of highest runs scored in a single Test series in England by an Indian batsman.
However, former captains Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar are ahead of Kohli with 602 and 542 runs respectively. Thus, Virat Kohli needs another 162 and 102 runs respectively to break the record.
Speaking on that line to India TV, Virender Sehwag showed full confidence on Virat Kohli to break the record. Sehwag also said that they would feel pleased if Kohli breaks their records on the current tour.
“It’s not a danger to the greats (Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar). Instead, it’s a news of immense happiness if someone is about to break their record. It’s similar to the joy I felt when Karun Nair became the second triple-centurion for India after me.
Gavaskar and Dravid too would feel the same way if and when Kohli breaks their records. I myself want him to do so because it will mean that he scores runs which in turn would culminate in India winning the series,” said Sehwag.
Batting-friendly pitch will help Virat Kohli
Trailing 1-2 in the current series, India needs to win the next two Tests to win the series. The fourth match is in Southampton followed by the last at The Oval – both of which are more batting friendly than the surfaces that we have seen till now.
Virender Sehwag feels this will help India skipper Virat Kohli to break the records quickly.
“He made 97 and 103 in the last Test on a bowler-friendly pitch and therefore when he gets favourable batting conditions in the next two Tests, we can expect him to score not just a ton but a double-century. He has already hit 6 double hundreds in a year. So I expect him to score a double hundred and even possibly a triple as that is the only thing missing from his CV,”Sehwag concluded.