Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century breaks Sachin’s lifetime records by creating a sensation at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is the first time King Kohli has scored more than 50 runs in a World Cup knockout game. India enters into the World Cup 2023 finals after defeating New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-finals.
This was the proudest moment for Virat Kohli to break his favorite hero’s record break. Moreover, Virat Kohli broke Sachin’s record on his home ground. It was a proud moment for Sachin Tendulkar as well to see an Indian batsman beating his record on his presence.
Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century made him do a special gesture by bowing down to Sachin Tendulkar in front of a huge crowd in Mumbai, which was a special moment for all his fans.
The fierce start by Rohit Sharma provided a comfortable platform for Virat Kohli to achieve this feat.
Amazingly, Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century came in 106 deliveries during the 42nd over bowled by Lockie Ferguson.
Additionally, this is the highest score for Virat Kohli in the World Cup semi-finals.
Virat Kohli survived the LBW scare during the 8.4 overs after New Zealand’s appeal for DRS was reversed by the umpires. Luckily, the ball was hit by the bat rather than the pads.
Virat Kohli had the potential to achieve this record earlier in this tournament. But, the in-form batsmen fell short by a few runs against Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka in this tournament.
Every Batsman getting dismissed has to experience the most frustrating moments before reaching the important milestones. But, Virat Kohli did not give up and finally succeeded in reaching the sensational landmark in a crucial match.
Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI Century: List of Sachin Tendulkar’s record broken by King Kohli
Here are the amazing records of Sachin Tendulkar beaten by Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century:
1. Most number of centuries in ODIs:
Previously, Virat Kohli equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record by achieving his 49th ODI ton against South Africa in the World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. On his 35th Birthday (5th November 2023), Virat Kohli was able to tally Sachin’s record on the most challenging batting pitch. It is an interesting fact that his first ODI ton was scored in 2009 against Sri Lanka at the same venue.
In a crucial semi-final match of World Cup 2023 against New Zealand, Virat Kohli successfully achieved his 50th ODI ton. Kohli achieves the most number of centuries in ODIs, by surpassing the Master Blaster’s lifetime record of 49 ODI tons.
With 3 centuries and 5 half centuries in World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli achieves his 80th international century across all formats- Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.
Virat Kohli still needs to accomplish 21 tons across all formats in his career to break the Master Blaster’s lifetime record of 100 international centuries.
2. First and the Fastest Batsman to reach 50th ODI century:
Virat Kohli is the first batsman to reach the milestone of 50 ODI centuries. Additionally, Kohli is the fastest batsman to achieve the 50th ODI century in just 279 innings. Whereas Sachin Tendulkar’s 49th ODI ton was achieved in 451 innings.
3. Highest run scorer in a single edition of the World Cup :
Virat Kohli with 711 runs in 10 innings, easily outperformed Sachin Tendulkar’s overall performance of 673 runs of World Cup 2003.
As a result, Virat Kohli is the highest run scorer in a single edition of the World Cup.
4. Most number of 50-plus scores in a single World Cup:
Virat Kohli beats Sachin Tendulkar’s overall record by achieving 8 times the 50-plus score in a single World Cup. Previously, Sachin Tendulkar was in the lead for 7 times in CWC 2003.
5. Most number of ODI centuries against New Zealand:
Virat Kohli scored his 6th century against New Zealand in ODIs. This is the highest by any individual player scoring centuries against a particular team in ODIs.
Additionally, Kohli surpassed the Little Master Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 5 ODI centuries against New Zealand.
Amazing Records from Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century
Additionally, Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century broke other legendary cricketers records:
1. Most Number of Runs in ODIs:
Virat Kohli with overall runs of 13,789 runs beats the lifetime record of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s 13,704 runs in ODIs. At present, Kohli is the 3rd batsman with the most number of runs in ODIs.
The star batsman is on a mission to break the top 2 records of Sachin Tendulkar( 18,426 ODI runs) and Kumar Sangakkara (14,234 runs in ODIs) in the upcoming years of his ODI career.
2. Most number of 50-plus runs across all formats
Virat Kohli with 3rd most number of 50-plus runs across all formats(217) beats the records of Kumar Sangakkara (211) and Jacques Kallis (216). The in-form batsman levels this record with Ricky Ponting (217). Further, Virat Kohli needs to score more than 48 half-centuries across all formats to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record (264).
3. Highest Partnership for India in World Cup knockout stages:
Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer’s 163 runs partnership from 128 balls is the highest ever for India in World Cup knockout stages. This partnership overshadowed the previous record of a 128-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina in the ICC World Cup 2015.
Overall facts about Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century
Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century assures his fans that he can break many legendary cricketer records in the forthcoming years of his career. Finally, Team India makes a grand entry into the ICC World Cup 2023 finals. All fans expect Virat Kohli to further create sensational records in this grand finale as well as the upcoming series and tournaments