Virat Kohli broke record in ODI match against Sri Lanka, almost broke Tendulkar’s record

Virat Kohli broke a century on Tuesday in the first ever One Day International (ODI) match against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. This is Virat’s 73rd century in international cricket and 45th in the game’s ODI format. With this century, Virat Kohli has matched Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 20 hundreds of ODIs in India.

Sachin Tendulkar hit the incredible milestone in 164 games while Kohli took just 101 games to equal Tendulkar. After a successful comeback in the T20s, this will be considered a return in ODI cricket as the star player remains absent for a century for 1214 days in the format.

Virat Kohli is about to break Tendulkar’s most century-old record in ODI cricket. Sachin Tendulkar has a record of 49 centuries in the game’s ODI format and another 5 centuries will make Kohli the new record holder.

In 2023, the cricket world will see many ODI format tournaments, including the World Cup and Kohli will surely have enough opportunities to break the old record and set a new one.

In their first ODI against Sri Lanka, the Indian team made a total of 373 runs after losing 7 catches. Kohli contributed 113 87-ball attempts while captain Rohit Sharma also played a superb half with 83 67-ball attempts.

Sri Lanka is touring India for a series of T20 and ODI series. Hardik Pandya led India to win the T20 series with a score of 2-1 and from Tuesday the ODI series starts from Guwahati. Big ticket players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, etc, who weren’t in the T20 series are back with the ODI series.

Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah was also included in the ODI squad against Sri Lanka, but after showing red signs from the medical, BCCI decided to postpone his return as the bowler star has not fully recovered from his injury. back.

“Bumrah did not travel with the team to Guwahati. He still needs more time to get back to full fitness as he will need in the Australian Test series,” a senior BCCI source told PTI news agency. on condition of anonymity.

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