Virat Kohli © AFP
Virat Kohli © AFP

Virat Kohli has been there, done it all in his decade-long career. Already touted as an ODI legend, Kohli has (barring occasional outings versus Associate Nations) scored hundreds against all Test-playing nations (of course, Afghanistan and Ireland haven’t debuted yet). However, Kohli has the least number of centuries against Pakistan when top teams are taken into consideration. Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has now challenged Kohli to score a hundred in Pakistan. Kohli has has a ton in every nation he has toured, but a Pakistan tour clearly looks out of the window as of now. Since Kohli’s debut (in 2008), India haven’t travelled to Pakistan for any series. The political tension and terrorist threats have barred any bilateral series between both sides, leave alone touring Pakistan.

“Kohli is a fantastic player but our team will make it hard to score a century there. It has been a great pleasure to watch Kohli scoring against all teams and it is always enjoyable to watch his batting. However, our bowlers will not make it easy for him to score there. Hopefully, India will come to play in Pakistan,” he said. Ironically, Arthur’s challenge came on the day Kohli amassed his 34th ODI ton during the third match of the ongoing series versus South Africa. He is behind only Sachin Tendulkar (49) in overall ODI centuries.