With Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli equaled the centuries document of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on 5 November towards South Africa throughout the ongoing ICC Males’s World Cup in Kolkata, Tendulkar congratulated Kohli in his distinctive style.
Virat Kohli scored his forty ninth century and scored an unbeaten 101 runs in 121 balls, hitting ten fours, and equaled the ‘Grasp Blaster’s centuries’ document. Not solely this, Kohli was additionally the third Indian batter to attain an ODI century on his birthday.
Wanting on the information, Tendulkar scored his forty ninth century in his 451st ODI innings, whereas Kohli took his 277th innings in his 289th match to succeed in this milestone. So there’s distinction of 175 innings between Tendulkar and Kohli’s innings.
Amongst different information, that have been shattered together with the one the place he scored greater than 1000 ODI runs in a 12 months for the eighth time, surpassing Tendulkar’s document of seven.
On this 2023 World Cup, Kohli already has two centuries and 4 half-centuries in eight league video games. Aside from this, he’s additionally the second-highest run-scorer within the ongoing event, simply behind Quinton de Kock who scored 542 runs.
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After his record-equaling innings, he mentioned, as quoted by ESPNcricinfo, “Each alternative to play for India is huge one for me. To have the ability to do this on my birthday, in entrance of the entire crowd, it is stuff of desires, one thing that as a toddler you would like had occurred.”
“I’m very grateful to God that I’ve been blessed with these sorts of moments, a lot love from the followers as nicely and simply proceed to assist the workforce in any means attainable,” he mentioned.
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In the meantime, batting first, India scored a whopping 326/5 in 50 overs towards the Proteas in Kolkata. For India, Kohli scored an unbeaten 101, whereas Shreyas Iyer hit 77 runs, skipper Rohit Sharma made 40 runs and Ravindra Jadeja was unbeaten at 29 runs.
For the Proteas, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Kasigo Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi took one wicket every.
Chasing 327, South Africa misplaced Quinton de Kock (5) within the second over. Temba Bavuma (11) and Rassie van der Dussen (4) are on crease. South Africa have scored 21/1 in 7 overs, till the report was filed.
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Up to date: 05 Nov 2023, 07:14 PM IST