Ahmedabad: Currently the captain of the Indian team, Virat Kohli, is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Virat Kohli achieved several big batting records in a short period of time. When Virat Kohli goes out at bat in the first game of the ODI three-game series against England starting today, his target will be Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar).
India will have 20 centuries
If Virat Kohli scores a century in the first ODI against England, it will amount to a big record from Sachin Tendulkar. If Kohli scores a century, he will become the ODI International Centuries-longest drummer jointly with Sachin on national soil. Kohli has so far scored 19 international ODI centuries in India, while Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for over 20 ODI centuries on national soil.
Bridging will destroy this great record
Apart from that, Virat Kohli will also become the captain who scored the most centuries in international cricket as soon as he scored a century in the first ODI. If 32-year-old Virat Kohli manages to score a century in the first ODI against England, he will become the captain with the most 42 centuries in international cricket. With that, he will leave behind Ricky Ponting, whose captain’s name goes back 41 centuries in international cricket. Kohli currently has a total of 41 centuries as a captain in tests, ODIs and T20 internationals and is tied with Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
Highest century of international cricket as captain
1. Virat Kohli – 41 centuries / Ricky Potting – 41 centuries
2. Graeme Smith – 33 centuries
3. Steve Smith – 20 centuries
4. Michael Clarke – 19 centuries
Waiting for a century from 1 year and 123 days
Kohli will be equal to Ponting in scoring the most centuries as captain of the ODI. Ponting has 22 centuries in the ODI as a captain. At the same time, Kohli has 21 centuries to its name. Virat Kohli has not reached a single century in international cricket for 1 year and 123 days. The last time Virat Kohli scored an international century in the Day Night Test against Bangladesh in 2019. Kohli last scored a century in ODI on March 8, 2019 against Australia in Ranchi.
70 centuries in the name of Kohli until now
Speaking of most centuries in international cricket, Virat Kohli is 70 centuries old so far. Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar are ahead of Virat Kohli. Last year Virat Kohli’s bat didn’t have a single century, but this year Virat Kohli will desperately need to mark a century. If Kohli scores a century in Pune’s ODI, he could equal Ricky Ponting’s 71-century record in international cricket.
Highest century of international cricket
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 100 centuries
2. Ricky Potting – 71 centuries
3. Virat Kohli – 70 centuries