Bangalore, Oct 31: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has heaped praise on young batting sensation Virat Kohli and has backed the Delhi batsman to break Sachin Tendulkar's records in One Day Internationals.
The 24-year-old Kohli yet again demonstrated what a high-quality batsman he is as he smashed his 17th ODI hundred in Nagpur. Thanks to his quick ton, India chased down 351 and tied the seven-match series against Australia 2-2.
Speaking to "NDTV", Gavaskar and former Australia batsman Dean Jones both felt Kohli has the potential to go past Tendulkar.
"I will tell you he will get past Sachin. He will play 30 ODIs a year for the next 15 years and he will pass Sachin, who would have ever thought of that?" Jones said.
Gavaskar agreed: "I think that is what human progress is all about, records are meant to be broken and while we know that some of the records that Sachin has got may be impossible. I don't think anybody is going to reach 200 Test matches nor anyone is going to reach 51 Test hundreds but the manner in which Virat is batting the record for 49 hundreds looks possible."
Kohli already owns few ODI records to his name and he is all set to break Vivian Richards's achievement of fastest to 5,000 runs.
Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in ODIs and also holds the record for most ODI tons with 49.