Virat Kohli has started the new year 2023 with a century innings. Returning from the break, he scored a brilliant century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka and was dismissed for 113 runs in 87 balls , which included 12 fours and 1 six. . The 34-year-old Virat not only scored his second consecutive century in ODIs but also at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati and was successful in touching the figure of 45 centuries in ODI career.
Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer to score 73 centuries in international cricket as soon as he scored a century . With this, Virat Kohli has broken a great record of Sachin Tendulkar.Sachin Tendulkar has scored 20 centuries in 164 ODIs on Indian soil. Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record by scoring 20 centuries in just 102 ODIs on Indian soil. In the matter of scoring the fastest 20 ODI centuries on Indian soil, Virat Kohli has left Sachin Tendulkar behind.
Kohli now has a total of 73 centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals. Virat Kohli is the second batsman in the world to score the most centuries in international cricket. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is at number three with 71 international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring most centuries in international cricket with 100 centuries .
Most centuries in international cricket:-
1. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 100 centuries
2. Virat Kohli (India) – 73 centuries
3. Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 71 centuries
4. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – 63 centuries
5. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) – 62 centuries
6. Hashim Amla (South Africa) – 55 centuries