Virat Kohli has scored his 45th ODI century in the first match against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. After almost three years, this ODI century has come out from Kohli’s bat. With this century, Kohli has equaled the record of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s two big centuries. This is Virat Kohli’s 20th century on home soil.
Virat Kohli scored a century in the Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh on 23 November 2019. Kohli played a match-winning inning of 136 runs in that match. Although Virat had scored a T20 century last year. On January 10, Virat hit 12 fours and a six in his 113-run innings against Sri Lanka. Kohli equaled Sachin’s century record at home. Both the batsmen now have 20 centuries at home. Sachin scored 20 centuries in 160 innings, while Kohli did it in 61 innings.
Virat Kohli has equaled Sachin in the record of another century. He completed his ninth century against Sri Lanka. Along with this, he has also scored 9 centuries against the West Indies. Virat is the first batsman in India to score nine centuries against two teams. Another batsman to achieve this feat is the great Sachin Tendulkar. Who has scored nine centuries against Australia.
Virat Kohli is second only to Sachin Tendulkar in terms of most ODI and international centuries. Kohli is now only four centuries away from equaling his idol Sachin’s tally in the 50-over format. Sachin has 100 centuries in all formats, while Virat has so far scored 73 centuries. Kohli said after his innings that I had got a little break
So I was fresh after the Bangladesh tour. I was excited for the domestic season to begin. The openers let me into the game and I tried to keep my strike rate under control. I was happy that I was able to maintain the pace. India gave a target of 374 runs to Sri Lanka in the first ODI.