Virat Kohli, during the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 clash with New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium, achieved a historic milestone by scoring his 50th century in One-Day International cricket. Kohli's century came off 106 balls, featuring eight boundaries and one maximum.
This record-breaking century marked Kohli surpassing the previous record of 49 centuries, which he jointly held with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli achieved this remarkable feat in 279 innings.
The anticipation for him to break the record was high, especially after he fell short in India's last league match against the Netherlands.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was present at Wankhede Stadium to witness Kohli's achievement, now stands second in the list with 49 centuries off 452 innings.
India's captain Rohit Sharma is third on the list with 31 centuries off 253 innings, followed by Australia's Ricky Ponting with 30 (off 365 innings), and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya with 28 hundreds off 433 innings. Kohli's century at Wankhede solidifies his status as one of the greatest batsmen in ODI cricket history.
(With Agency Inputs)