Virat Kohli 49th ODI Century: The Indian cricket team’s star batsman and modern master Virat Kohli has created history in ODI cricket. By scoring his second century in the World Cup 2023, he completed his 49th century in ODI cricket and equaled Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Virat achieved this feat in his 289th match only. Whereas Sachin had scored 49 centuries while playing 463 matches in his entire ODI career.
7th player to score a century on his birthday
Virat Kohli played an excellent innings against South Africa and scored his historic century in 119 balls. The meaning of this century was also special because he achieved this milestone on the occasion of his 35th birthday. He also became the seventh batsman to score a century on his birthday. Before him, Mitchell Marsh, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, and Vinod Kambli had done this. This is Virat’s fourth century in the ODI World Cup.
𝗛𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗗 in Kolkata for the Birthday Boy! 🎂🥳
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 5, 2023
Excellent form in World Cup 2023
Along with this, Virat Kohli has continued his excellent form in the ODI World Cup 2023. So far, 843 runs have been registered in his name in 8 matches. He has scored fifty-plus in 6 matches. In which two centuries and four half-centuries have been included. He has become the third batsman after Quinton de Kock and Rachin Ravindra to cross the 500 mark in the ongoing tournament. Now he is also the top scorer of Team India. Ahead of him, De Kock is on top overall with only 545 runs.
Most centuries in One Day International
- Virat Kohli- 49
- Sachin Tendulkar- 49
- Rohit Sharma- 31
- Ricky Ponting- 30
- Sanath Jayasuriya- 28
- Hashim Amla- 27