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This was Kohli’s first hundred since March 2019 and his fourth of the year. @ AFP

Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer predicted that Virat Kohli will go on to register “70-80 ODI centuries” in his career. Kohli ended a five-month drought for an ODI century when he smashed a 125-ball 120 to set up India’s 59-run win over West Indies in the second one-day international in challenging conditions at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.

This was also the India captain’s first hundred since March 2019 and his fourth of the year. Kohli, who had registered five half-centuries in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, scored 445 runs at an average of over 50, but had not scored a hundred.

“Normal services resumes after a break of 11 innings!! i.e. another international for Virat Kohli. My prediction is he will get 75-80 ODI,” Jaffer tweeted on Tuesday.

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Jaffer, who has been one of the most successful Test openers, scored two double centuries, five tons and 11 fifties for India. The 41-year-old, currently with the Bangladesh side as a batting consultant, averaged 34.11 and scored 1,944 runs in red-ball cricket.

Meanwhile, Kohli was in sublime touch in the second ODI against West Indies at Trinidad. The Indian captain also went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 11,363 runs in the list of leading run-getters in ODI cricket. He also became India’s second-highest ODI run-scorer.

Kohli need eight more centuries to go past Sachin Tendulkar’s record 49 centuries in ODIs.

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India face West Indies in the third and final ODI on Wednesday. The two-match Test series will begin on August 22 with the first Test at Antigua.