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'Keep pushing yourself': Shoaib Akhtar wants Virat Kohli to score 100 international hundreds

Virat Kohli scored his 71st international century against Afghanistan in Asia Cup Super 4 game.

'Keep pushing yourself': Shoaib Akhtar wants Virat Kohli to score 100 international hundreds
Virat Kohli smashes 100 vs AFG
  • Karen Noronha

Last Updated: 05.01 PM, Sep 09, 2022

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Despite not making it to the Asia Cup 2022 final, Virat Kohli gave Indian fans a reason to rejoice after he slammed his 71st international century during India's last Super 4 match. 

Kohli's century had helped the Men in Blue earn an easy victory over Afghanistan and complete their campaign on a high note. 

Soon after smashing his first T20I ton, congratulatory messages poured in for the former Indian captain and among them was Pakistan speedster, Shoaib Akhtar. The former Pakistan pacer, took to his YouTube channel to challenge Kohli to reach the milestone of 100 international centuries. 

In a video, the express pacer elaborated on the task at hand for Virat Kohli but also said that the next 30-odd 100s will surely be difficult.

"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 [1019] to get from 70th to 71st ton," Akhtar added. 

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