Hindustan Times – The historic Boxing Day Test in Melbourne could see India skipper Virat Kohli equal his idol Sachin Tendulkar if the former can score another century at the picturesque Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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  • The historic Boxing Day Test in Melbourne could see India skipper Virat Kohli equal his idol Sachin Tendulkar if the former can score another century at the picturesque Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Interestingly, Virat Kohli is only 181 runs away from becoming the highest run-getter in a year across formats.
  • “A lot was made of my battle with Virat in the second Test, and for the past few years when I haven’t been playing international cricket, he was one guy I loved watching,” he said in a column for Melbourne’s Herald Sun.
  • Even Australia coach Justin Langer on Monday took Kohli’s name to say that he cannot wait to have former skipper Steve Smith back in the team after serving his 12-month ban for ball-tampering.
  • He’s the Virat Kohli of the Australian cricket team,” Langer said, likening the 29-year-old to India’s talismanic captain and batting mainstay.


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