The King of Cricket is still on the hunt to break records whenever he comes to play. Virat Kohli is famously known as the King, the Run Machine, a record-breaking machine, and many other names. He recently smashed a century against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, which is also his 47th ODI hundred and 77th international century. The question arises: Which records did he break? So, let’s take a look at 3 major records that Virat Kohli broke with his 77th International Century.
1. Fastest player to score 13000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli became the fastest player in history to score 13,000 ODI runs. He took only 267 innings to achieve this milestone and is the sixth batter to do so. Earlier, the record was held by the GOD of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, who took 321 innings to achieve the milestone. Other players who have completed the milestone of 13000 runs are Ricky Pointing, Kumar Sangakkara, and Sanath Jayasuriya.
2. Fastest player to complete 47 centuries in ODI
Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest player to complete 47 centuries in ODIs. He scored his 47th ODI hundred against Pakistan at the 2023 Asia Cup. King scored 122 runs off 94 balls, striking out at 129. The innings included nine fours and three sixes against one of the strongest pace attacks. Earlier, the record was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who took 435 innings to complete his 47th ODI hundred.
3. Joint Most Centuries in Asia Cup (ODI)
With his 77th international century against Pakistan, Kohli smashed his 4th ODI century in the Asia Cup. He and Sanath Jayasuriya hold the record for the joint-most centuries in the Asia Cup (ODI). This is also his fifth century in the Asia Cup.
With the upcoming matches at the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup, he is going to break many more records and also create some. Read More: Shikhar Dhawan Journey Ends After Missing Out on the World Cup Squad?