“The King” is back and has made his announcement with his two hundred in the Sri Lanka tour of the India series 2023. Virat Kohli scores 74th hundred in International Cricket which came against Sri Lanka. With the 2023 ICC World Cup India on its way, team India is ready for each challenge in ODI cricket. And Virat Kohli gave the best with bat in the series resulting white washing Sri Lanka in the ODI series. Well, we all know that Virat Kohli is known as the Record-Breaking Machine for his destructive and dominating performance compared to every cricketer in all the generations. So, this article will provide you with, Virat Kohli broke Five Major Records with his 74th Hundred in International Cricket.
Following are the Five record Broke by Virat Kohli with his 74th Hundred in International Cricket.
- First Cricketer to score 10 Centuries against a Single Team in ODI
Virat Kohli had 8 centuries against Sri Lanka before the series started and he was expected to perform well. In the First ODI after a promising 100 runs partnership at Rohit and Shubman, Virat Kohli made his way. He showed great Intent from the very first ball and made a new approach to score runs. With quick singles with boundaries on regular intervals, he convert his half-century into an unbeaten Century. Also Read: Virat Kohli Net Worth 2023, Annual Income, Endorsements, Cars, Houses, Properties, Etc
Similarly in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka after a great opening partnership of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill of 95 runs, India looked Strong. But Rohit Sharma got out and gave the first wicket to Sri Lanka making Virat Kohli his way. Same like first ODI he was hungry to score and took them in the second deliver by scoring a Four. With a strong Partnership with Shubman Gill, both were looking good and Shubham scored his 2nd hundred. After the silent departure of Shubham Gill, Virat Kohli took control in his hand. By Scoring boundaries along with a fast double and single, He scored his 74th Hundred in International Cricket. And made him the first Cricketer to 10 centuries against a Single Team in ODI.
2. 5th Highest ODI Runs Scores in International Cricket
Virat Kohli is called the Run Machine Kohli and no one can deny the fact that when he scores runs, opponents tend to worry more and more. Mahela Jayawardene had a lead and was the fifth-highest run scorer in ODI with 62 runs ahead of him. After his blistering Knock today of 166 runs, he makes his places ahead placing Mahela Jayawardene behind in the list. Now Virat Kohli has scored 12754 runs in ODI Cricket and ranks Fifth in the list and falling only a thousand runs behind to cross both Sanath Jayasuriya and Ricky Ponting.
3. Most ODI Hundred on Home Soil
Virat Kohli breaks the record of Sachin Tendulkar’s most ODI hundreds on home soil scoring his 46th ODI Ton. Earlier Sachin Tendulkar held the record of 20 ODI hundreds on Home soil and Virat Kohli tallied the number with his 73rd century. Today, in the third ODI, he scored his 74th Century and broke the record with 21 ODI Century on Home Soil and now holds the record for most ODI Hundreds on Home soil. Also Read: “He’s everywhere,” says Virat Kohli in an Instagram story about MS Dhoni going viral
4. Most Runs against Sri Lanka in a Bilateral ODI Series [3 matches maximum]
Virat Kohli scored 293 runs in three matches ODI Series against Sri Lanka and broke the record of Shikar Dhawan of 283 runs in a Bilateral series in 2014. The Series witnessed Two Hundred from Kohli’s bat including a 150 in the last match against Sri Lanka
5. Highest Run Scorer after 259 innings in ODI Cricket
Virat Kohli is the Record breaker cricket with the bat in cricket and he holds the record for most runs after 259 innings in ODI Cricket. It is a milestone for any player to play more than 200 innings in ODI cricket and he has not only surpassed the milestone with 250 innings additionally, leads the pack with 12754 runs after 259 innings. The list consists of players like Sachin Tendulkar ranking second and Sourav Ganguly ranking third. Also Read: BCCI is set to appoint MS Dhoni as Director of Cricket for T20 format: Reports
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