If Virat Kohli succeeds in scoring a century in the World Cup match against Sri Lanka, then he will equal Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring the most centuries in ODI cricket. Sachin has 49 ODI centuries to his name. Kohli has scored 48 centuries so far. In this match, Virat can make a total of five big records in his name.
Can match Sachin’s 49 centuries
Virat is waiting to equal Sachin’s 49 centuries in ODI cricket. Sachin has 49 centuries in his name in 463 matches. Virat is playing his 288th ODI today.
More chances to score limited overs century than Sachin
By scoring a century today, Virat can become the player who has scored the most centuries in limited overs. Kohli has 48 centuries in ODIs and one century in T-20, i.e. a total of 49 centuries. Now Virat can complete 50 centuries in limited overs i.e. white ball cricket against Sri Lanka today. Sachin has 49 centuries in his name in 463 ODIs and one T20 match, whereas Virat has scored so many centuries in 287 ODIs and 115 T20 matches only.
Can leave Amla behind in terms of century in the first innings
Although Virat Kohli is a chase master, he has the maximum number of 27 centuries while chasing runs in ODIs. Sachin, who is at number two, is not even close to Kohli in terms of centuries, who has 17 centuries to his name, but Virat can create a record today by scoring a century in the first innings. Batting first, he has 21 centuries to his name, by scoring a century today he could have left South Africa’s Hashim Amla behind. Amla also has only 21 centuries in her name in the first innings.
Chance to score more runs than Gayle in ICC ODI tournament
Kohli can score more runs than Chris Gayle in ICC ODI tournament today. Kohli has 1,913 runs in his name including 3 centuries in the World Cup and Champions Trophy. He can leave Chris Gayle behind in this matter as soon as he scores 65 runs. Gayle has 1,977 runs in his name in 52 matches. Sachin is on top in this record, who has 2,719 runs in just 61 matches.
Most chances to score thousand runs in ODI in a calendar year
Virat Kohli has scored 966 runs in the ODI format so far in the year 2023, which includes four centuries and five half-centuries. If Kohli scores 34 runs in today’s match, then he will become the player from India to cross the thousand runs mark in ODI for the most number of times in a calendar year. Currently, Kohli is jointly at the first position with Sachin in this matter, in which both the players have achieved this feat 7-7 times.
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