Top Indian batter Virat Kohli on November 5 scored his 49th One-Day International (ODI) hundred, equaling the record set by his former teammate and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Notably, Kohli achieved the 49 ODI centuries record in a total of 277 innings. This is faster as compared to 451 innings taken by Tendulkar to reach the landmark.
This was Kohli’s fourth World Cup hundred, and the second in the tournament’s ongoing edition. He is the third highest century-getter for India in the World Cups, behind Rohit Sharma who has seven to his name followed by Tendulkar with six.
In the ongoing World Cup, Kohli is the second highest run-scorer, with a total of 543 runs in 8 innings. At the first spot is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, with 550 runs in 8 matches.
Kohli, who turned 35-year-old today, has so far featured in 289 ODI matches. He has a total of 13,626 runs to his name, at an average of 58. He is still trailing behind Tendulkar, who had scored 18,426 ODI runs in his career spanning over two decades.
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Updated: 05 Nov 2023, 10:51 PM IST