Virat Kohli is in outstanding form in the ongoing World Cup. He has scored a century, three half-centuries and a total of 354, in five matches.
In Sunday’s World Cup 2023 Virat Kohli, India’s star batsman, is on the verge to match Sachin Tendulkar for the record of most ODI centuries. Tendulkar retired from ODI Cricket in 2012 after accumulating 49 centuries. This record still stands. Kohli, with 48 ODI century to his credit, is currently just one century from matching Tendulkar’s remarkable feat.
Virat Kohli missed a golden chance to equal Tendulkar’s record in Dharamsala. He was dismissed for 95 while trying to clear the boundary by hitting a six during a run chase. His most recent century was scored in a World Cup match 2023 against Bangladesh in Pune. He scored 103 off 97 balls and led India to a comfortable win.
Virat Kohli is in excellent form during the current World Cup. He has scored a century, three half-centuries and 354 runs total in five matches. He seems to be in great form, finding boundaries with ease. It would not be surprising to see him score another century, particularly against a struggling English team.
Virat Kohli vs England ODI record
The former Indian captain is expected to achieve the long-awaited feat in the upcoming match with England. Kohli is no stranger to scoring centuries against England. He has three hundreds and nine halves in 35 innings with an average of 44.22. These statistics, however fall short of his impressive overall average of 58.16.
Virat Kohli is close to surpassing Sachin Tendedulkar on another list of elite players. Kohli is just 21 runs from becoming India’s top run-scorer in all formats of international cricket, against England. Kohli’s 3970 runs puts him second behind Tendulkar who has 3990. If Kohli can score 30 runs on the Sunday, he’ll not only surpass Tendulkar’s record but will also become the first Indian-England batter to reach 4000 runs.