10th century against Sri Lanka
This is Virat Kohli’s 10th century against Sri Lanka in ODI cricket. He has also become the player to score the most centuries against a single team. Virat has 9 against West Indies and Sachin Tendulkar has 9 against Australia. Virat, who came to the crease after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, put the Sri Lankan bowlers under pressure from the very beginning. He completed his fifty in 48 balls. He faced 37 balls to score the next 50 runs.
scored more than half the runs
Virat Kohli scored more than half of the runs in the century. He completed his century with the help of 10 fours and 1 six. Means only 46 runs came from the boundary. With Gill, Virat made a partnership of 131 runs for the second wicket. After Gill’s dismissal, Shreyas Iyer came to the crease and Virat took up the responsibility.
Just three centuries away from Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries in ODI cricket. Sachin, who played 463 matches, scored 49 centuries with his bat. Now Virat Kohli is just 3 centuries away from him. After scoring four centuries, Virat will become the first batsman in the world to score 50 centuries in ODI cricket.
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