Pune: Indian captain Virat Kohli has been able to score well in ODIs, but in recent times he has not been able to convert these innings into a century. 32-year-old Kohli is six centuries away from 49ers in the ODI of former batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has scored 43 centuries so far. He last scored an unbeaten 114 against the West Indies in Trinidad on 14 August 2019. Since then, he has not scored a century in ODIs with his bat.
Kohli missed the century many times
However Kohli (Virat Kohli) has an average of 45.85 and during this period he has scored eight half-centuries in 14 innings. He reached close to a century many times but missed out on a century. In the second match against England, Kohli scored 66 runs and completed four consecutive half-centuries in ODIs. He scored 56 runs in the first ODI against England. Earlier, he scored 89 and 63 on the tour of Australia.
Will Kohli break Sachin’s record?
From January 1, 2019 to August 12, 2019, Kohli had scored five centuries in 22 innings and at that time it seemed that he would soon surpass the record of Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) in ODIs. Earlier in the 2018 calendar year, Kohli had scored six centuries in 14 matches. He scored six centuries in 26 ODIs in 2017 and three centuries in 10 innings in 2016.
Not a single century after November 2019
In international cricket, Kohli has failed to score a single century after November 2019. He scored a century against Bangladesh in a pink ball match. On Friday, Kohli became the second player after former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting to score more than 10,000 runs while batting at number three.