Ahmedabad: At present, Indian team captain Virat Kohli is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Virat Kohli has made several big batting records in a short time. When Virat Kohli comes out to bat in the first match of the three-match ODI series against England starting today, his target will be Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar). .
There will be 20 centuries in India
If Virat Kohli scores a century in the first ODI against England, he will be equating to a big record of Sachin Tendulkar. If Kohli scores a century, he will become the batsman to score the most ODI international centuries jointly with Sachin on home soil. Kohli has so far scored 19 ODI international centuries in India, while Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for making the most 20 ODI centuries on home soil.
Ponting will destroy this big record
Apart from this, Virat Kohli will also become the captain who has scored the most centuries in international cricket with a century in the first ODI. If 32-year-old Virat Kohli manages to score a century in the first ODI against England, he will become the captain with the highest number of 42 centuries in international cricket. With this, he will leave behind Ricky Ponting, who has 41 centuries in international cricket as a captain. Kohli currently has a total of 41 centuries as captain in Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals and is at par with Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
Highest century in international cricket as captain
1. Virat Kohli – 41 centuries / Ricky Potting – 41 centuries
2. Graeme Smith – 33 centuries
3. Steve Smith – 20 Centuries
4. Michael Clarke – 19 Centuries
Waiting for century from 1 year and 123 days
Kohli will be equal to Ponting in the matter of scoring the most centuries as captain in ODIs. Ponting has 22 centuries in ODIs as captain. At the same time, Kohli has 21 centuries in his name. Virat Kohli has not hit a single century in international cricket since 1 year and 123 days. The last time Virat Kohli scored an international century in the Day Night Test against Bangladesh in 2019. Kohli last scored a century in ODIs on 8 March 2019 against Australia in Ranchi.
70 centuries in Kohli’s name so far
Talking of the most centuries in international cricket, Virat Kohli has 70 centuries so far. Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar are ahead of Virat Kohli. Last year, Virat Kohli’s bat did not have a single century, but this year, Virat Kohli will be desperate to score a century. If Kohli scores a century in the Pune ODI, he will be able to match Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 centuries in international cricket.
Highest century in international cricket
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 100 centuries
2. Ricky Potting – 71 centuries
3. Virat Kohli – 70 centuries