Virat Kohli needed 1020 days to complete his 71st international century. In the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match on Thursday, former India skipper Virat Kohli scored his first T20I century against Afghanistan. With it, Kohli surpassed Ricky Ponting to become the cricketer with the second-most hundreds in international competition, behind only the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistani pacer, was among many who were very pleased by Kohli’s extraordinary achievement despite rumors about his form and doubts about his cricket future.

That wasn’t the real Virat Kohli, who has already been included among all-time greats thanks to his performance the day before. During this Asia Cup, I saw glimpses of his true personality. But when he hit the last 50 runs of his innings, I saw the true Virat Kohli. When Kohli reached 100, it seemed as if he was scoring at will and regaining his form “Asked Akhtar.

Shoaib shared the link to his video about Kohli on his official Twitter account and stated, “He’s finally returned. One of the best is @imVkohli. 71st century, long anticipated.”

Akhtar commented on the possibility that Kohli may get 29 more centuries at the international level and surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries. Akhtar has been supporting Kohli to score many more hundreds over the last year.

“I believe he is the best batter of all time, which is why the 29 centuries matter to me. It will be challenging for him to complete the remaining 29 centuries. He took considerable time to reach number 71. Now, though, he won’t stop “said Shoaib.

Kohli’s knock was notable for coming off his bat at the start of the innings. It was refreshing to see Kohli record his first century as the opener in international cricket while Rohit Sharma was rested. Although the thought of Kohli opening may be alluring, Akhtar does not believe it will ever happen.