The king Kohli has done it again and we are not at all surprised. Indian captain Virat Kohli registered his 43rd one-day international century in the 3rd ODI against West Indies and is now just 6 hundreds away from reaching to Sachin Tendulkar’s record of hitting 49 centuries in the one day cricket. This was his consecutive hundred and with this one he surpassed the 20,000 run mark in this decade.
Kohli is now the only player to have scored more than 20,000 runs in international cricket in a single decade. This not the only record he has set or broken. Recently he also surpassed Sourav Ganguly as the second highest run-scorer for India in one-day internationals, the first one still being Sachin Tendulkar.
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Kohli has scored a total of 68 centuries in both test and ODI cricket combined and is behind only two people. Those two are Sachin Tendulkar, with 100-hundreds and Australian Cricketer Ricky Ponting with 71 hundreds. At this rate he might surpass Ponting quite soon and who knows maybe Tendulkar too.
As I earlier said, this would not be the first record that Kohli would be breaking or a first milestone that he would set. Let’s have a look at what other records he has to his name:
- Kohli is the fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs. He took just 205 innings to the reach the milestone, breaking the record held by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings.
- Kohli is the first Indian captain to win a test series against Australia in Australia, a feat that was made possible in January 2019 under his leadership.
- He is also the first captain to hit 6 centuries in ODI’s in a calander year.
He also broke Javed Miandad’s previous record of scoring maximum runs against West Indies. You can check out more about this one in the article below: