Virat Kohli scored a blistering century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati and broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
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Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century in the Guwahati ODI against Sri Lanka. He played an inning of 113 runs in 87 balls. This is the 73rd century of his international career. With this, Kohli has come one step closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s biggest record. This is India’s number 3 batsman Kohli’s 45th century in ODI cricket, while Sachin holds the record for most ODI centuries. He scored 49 centuries in his career. Means Kohli is just 4 centuries away from equaling Sachin’s record.
After this feat of Kohli, again he was being compared to Sachin Tendulkar. It is being said that only Kohli will break Sachin’s record of scoring the most 100 international centuries. Now Gautam Gambhir has replied to those people who are comparing Kohli with Sachin.
Difficult to score runs in Sachin’s era
Gambhir says that it was difficult to score runs in Sachin’s era. He said that you cannot compare Virat Kohli with Sachin. In the era of Sachin, 5 players did not live in the circle of 30 yards. Talking to Star Sports, Gambhir said that it was very average bowling. Top 3 Indian batsmen scored a lot of runs. Rohit, Kohli and even Shubman Gill have the power to score runs in international cricket. It was very easy for Rohit and Gill to score runs in Guwahati.
Century at home after 4 years
Kohli has scored his second consecutive century. Earlier, he also scored a century in the third ODI against Bangladesh. He scored a century at home after about 4 years. Earlier in March 2019, he had scored a century against Australia at home in Ranchi.
left Sachin behind
Talking about Kohli’s stormy innings against Sri Lanka, he got a life two times, after which he thrashed the Sri Lankan bowlers fiercely. Against Sri Lanka, Kohli scored 9th century in ODI cricket and in this case he also left behind Sachin Tendulkar’s record.