Virat Kohli has equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 49 ODI centuries by achieving a historic feat in India’s World Cup match against South Africa in Kolkata on his 35th birthday.
Virat Kohli said after his speech, “Every opportunity to play for India is big for me. To be able to do it in front of a full crowd on my birthday, it’s dreamlike, something you wish had happened as a kid.” ” Record equaling innings. “I am very grateful to God that I got moments like this, so much love from the fans and I will continue to help the team in any way I can.”
Kohli completed his record-equalling century off 119 balls, achieving the milestone by punching Kagiso Rabada to cover in the 49th over of India’s innings in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Eden Gardens. While Tendulkar scored his 49th century in his 451st ODI innings, Kohli achieved this feat in the 277th innings of his 289th match. He remained unbeaten on 101 off 121 balls and took India to a total of 326.
Kohli began his innings in the sixth over and then India lost Shubman Gill in the 11th, with the score then 93 for 2. “It was a tricky wicket to bat on,” Kohli said. “We got a great start through Rohit [Sharma] and Shubman, and then when I got in, my job was to keep that momentum going, but as soon as the ten overs got over, the ball started gripping and the wicket started slowing down as the ball got older.
Kohli started his innings in the sixth over and then India lost Shubman Gill in the 11th over, when the score was 93 runs for 2 wickets. “It was a difficult wicket to bat on,” Virat Kohli said. “We got a great start through Rohit Sharma and Shubman, and then when I came in, my job was to keep that momentum going, but as soon as the ten overs were over, the ball started taking hold and the wickets started falling. It started to slow down as the ball got older.