Virat Kohli scored his 45th One Day International century in the 1st match against Sri Lanka in the bilateral series held in Guwahati today. It was also Kohli’s 73rd International century. With this, Kohli broke Indian Cricketing Idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODIs against Sri Lanka. Sachin has eight centuries, while Kohli has nine now.
With this century, Kohli reached another ODI milestone, equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 20 ODI tons at home. While Tendulkar reached the landmark in 164 matches, Kohli did it in 101 games.
Kohli ended his long wait of 1214 days of the century drought in 2022 against Afghanistan in the T20 International World Cup. After this, Kohli bounced back to his erstwhile form and has been performing consistently ever since.
Kohli is yet to break the greatest record of Sachin. He is still in the second spot behind Sachin in terms of most ODI and international tons and stands four centuries short of levelling his idol’s tally in the 50-over format.
Across formats, he still stands 27 centuries short of Sachin’s 100-ton. Today, he amassed a total of 113 runs in just 87 balls and took the total to a massive 373 runs. Sri Lanka has to chase 374 in 50 overs.