Virat Kohli scored another One Day International century to help India defeat Bangladesh by seven wickets on Thursday.
Virat Kohli strikes a magnificent century as India beats Bangladesh. In doing so, the Indian great became the quickest hitter in men’s cricket history to score 26,000 runs in international cricket, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s previous mark by 33 innings.
Perhaps more importantly, Kohli’s century in Pune pushed him one century closer to Tendulkar’s record for most ODI hundreds.
Kohli’s 48th century in the format means he has a chance to break his compatriot’s all-time record of 49 at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.
Nobody else in the game’s history comes close to matching the pair’s century totals, with Rohit Sharma third all-time with 31.
Kohli’s 103* saw him reach triple digits with a six, which was also the match-winning stroke.
And the 34-year-old has cemented his place as one of the world’s top batters in the sport.
No contemporary player of any nationality has scored more ODI runs than Kohli, who presently has a total of 13342.
Only four players in the game’s history have scored more runs: Sanath Jayasuriya (13430), Ricky Ponting (13704), Kumar Sangakkara (14234), and Tendulkar (18426), and they all did so in many more contests.