Media reports indicate that Virat Kohli shattered a legendary cricketing milestone, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar in terms of the most centuries played at home when he reached his 113 completed innings during the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. The record-breaking inning included 12 fours and six distinct hits – though it was incomplete due to an unfortunate accident.
Former legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar played for India in 164 One-Day Internationals between 1989 and 2012 and made 20 centuries playing at home.
Virat Kohli has broken the record set by a great cricketer with his twenty centuries across 101 ODI games If he can score another century in an entire series of three games and breaks the record. It is worth noting that Kohli’s run total is 12000 471 runs in the first four matches.
Despite being the joint second-best ODI batsman alongside Tendulkar on his own, Kohli needs an additional 180 runs to be considered for inclusion amongst the top five. Composed of Ricky Ponting; Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahila Jayawardene, this elite quintet will have a tough time surpassing him without achieving that feat first.
It is worth noting that Virat Kohli previously broke records for Sachin Tendulkar’s fastest run of 23,000 as well as 12,000 runs during ODI matches.