Virat Kohli has equalled fellow Indian nice Sachin Tendulkar’s document for many one-day worldwide centuries after hitting his forty ninth ton within the format.
Kohli struck a 119-ball hundred in opposition to South Africa in Kolkata on the Cricket World Cup on Sunday, on the day he turned 35.
The batter scored his maiden ODI century on the identical venue 14 years in the past, versus Sri Lanka in December 2009.
Kohli’s team-mate, Rohit Sharma, is third on the all-time record with 31 a whole bunch, adopted by former Australia batter Ricky Ponting (30) and ex-Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya (28).
The best-placed Englishman is Joe Root (16).
Kohli’s century in opposition to South Africa was his second of this World Cup with the right-hander also scoring 103 not out versus Bangladesh in Pune.
India have received all seven of their World Cup matches to date, beating Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka.
India try to copy their World Cup triumph on house soil in 2011, sealing the title 12 years in the past with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka within the last.
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Kohli carried Tendulkar round Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after that victory, saying of The Little Grasp: “He has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It’s time we carried him on our shoulders.”
Kohli has now matched Tendulkar’s document of ODI centuries and appears destined to eclipse him, doubtlessly as early as India’s last World Cup group recreation, in opposition to Netherlands in Bangalore subsequent Sunday.
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