Former team India skipper Virat Kohli completed his 71st century in the international arena during India’s last Super 4 match of the 2022 T20 Asia Cup. With the help of Kohli’s century, the Men in Blue completed an easy victory over Afghanistan and completed their campaign.
After completing his 71st hundred, Kohli received praises from all around the world including the neighbouring country Pakistan. Meanwhile, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has challenged Kohli to reach the milestone of 100 international centuries.
Virat Kohli you have always spoken the truth and good things will happen with you: Shoaib Akhtar
In a video posted on his YouTube channel after India’s match against Afghanistan, the express pacer elaborated on the task at hand for Virat Kohli.
“Virat Kohli, you have always spoken the truth and good things will happen with you. Remember that yeh tees centuries aapko nichod ke chhodengi (these 30-odd centuries will be difficult to come). But don’t lose courage because you will end up being the greatest of all time. So keep pushing yourself,” said Akhtar.
“I have always maintained that Virat is the greatest batter of all time. But the next 29 hundred will be a tough road for him because he took about 900 days  to get from 70th to 71st ton,” Akhtar added.
Talking about India’s match against Afghanistan, stand-in skipper KL Rahul and former captain Virat Kohli were simply amazing with the bat as they both played extremely well and ensured that the Men in Blue cross the 200-run mark in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, Afghanistan batters fell cheaply, with the main scoring being done by batter Ibrahim Zadran who scored a gritty fifty and ensured that his side crosses the 100-run mark in their allotted 20 overs.