Kohli’s first century at home since November 2019. This is the 73rd century of his international career. Kohli’s ninth century in ODIs against Sri Lanka, he lefts behind Sachin Tendulkar eight century.
Indian team’s experienced batsman Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century in the first match of the three ODI series against Sri Lanka. Kohli scored the 45th century of his ODI career on Tuesday (January 10) in Guwahati. During this, Virat equaled a record of Sachin Tendulkar and broke a record. This is Kohli’s first century at home since November 2019. This is the 73rd century of his international career.
This is Kohli’s ninth century in ODIs against Sri Lanka. In this case, he left behind Sachin Tendulkar (eight centuries). However, Sachin’s record for scoring the most centuries in ODIs against a single team is against Australia. Sachin has scored nine centuries against Australia. At the same time, Kohli has scored nine centuries against the West Indies.
Kohli equals Tendulkar’s record
Apart from this, Virat has scored 20th ODI century on the home ground. In terms of scoring the most centuries at home, he has equaled Tendulkar. Sachin scored 20 of his 49 centuries in India. At the same time, 29 times he had played a century on the foreign ground. At the same time, Kohli has scored 20 centuries in India and 25 centuries abroad.
Virat’s most successful record in ODIs against Sri Lanka
Kohli has scored the most runs against Sri Lanka in his ODI career. He did so in this innings. Earlier, he had the highest 2261 runs against the West Indies. Virat has scored 2083 against Australia and 1403 against South Africa.
Kohli’s centuries in two consecutive ODIs after 2019
Kohli has scored a century in two consecutive ODIs since August 2019. Then Virat scored 120 and 114 not out against the West Indies in Port of Spain. This time he scored 113 against Bangladesh on 10 December followed by a century against Sri Lanka on 10 January.
Comeback from the Asia Cup last year
Virat Kohli’s bat was silent from the end of 2019 till the middle of 2022. During this, runs were coming out of his bat, but he could not score a century in any format. He ended this drought by scoring a century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. After that his bat spoke fiercely in the T20 World Cup. He then scored centuries against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in ODIs.