Mumbai: Former India captain Kapil Dev on predicted prodigious Virat Kohli to make 400 plus in a Test match, thus breaking Brian Lara's record. Daring to make such a prophecy on the eve of another Test match in which Kohli leads India, the World Cup-winning skipper explained that indeed Virat was the one who may be destiny’s child in having been born at about the right time to become the world’s finest triple-format batsman.
India Test captain scored his first double ton in the first match against West Indies last week. At just 27, he is already hailed as one of the greats 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," Kapil added while also comparing Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar.
"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.
West Indian great Lara is the only batsman to score a quadruple century in Test cricket. Kohli has played 42 Tests and in 73 innings, he has scored 3194 runs, including 12 hundred and a double hundred, at an average of over 46.