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IND vs SL: Virat Kohli hits 45th ODI century, equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI centuries at home

Virat Kohli Century had scored a total of 72 centuries in international cricket so far and the century scored in the first ODI against Sri Lanka is the 73rd century of his career.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Virat Kohli Century has scored a brilliant century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. With this, there have been a total of 73 centuries in his international cricket. Earlier, Kohli had scored 72 centuries in international cricket and the brilliant century against Sri Lanka in the first ODI is the 73rd century of his career. With 45 ODI tons now to his name, Kohli is inching closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI tons and looks like it is only a matter of time.

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Also, this is his 45th century in ODI cricket. Apart from this, he has also equaled the record of India’s Sachin Tendulkar, who scored the most 100 centuries in international cricket. In fact, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 20 centuries on Indian soil, while Kohli has scored 19 centuries at home and by scoring this century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Kohli has equaled his record.

Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 373 runs losing seven wickets in 50 overs. Now Sri Lanka has a big target of 374 runs to win the match. In this match, Virat Kohli scored the highest 113 runs for India. At the same time, Rohit Sharma scored 83 and Shubman Gill scored 70 runs. Kasoon Rajitha took three wickets for Sri Lanka.

Let us tell you that earlier in the ODI series played against Bangladesh at the end of the year 2022, Kohli had also scored a century. Then he did the feat of scoring 72 international centuries, crossing Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 centuries.

Let us tell you that during the T20 World Cup 2022 last year, in the match against Pakistan, Kohli gave India an impossible victory. In which King played a memorable inning of 82 runs in 53 balls. After giving victory to India, a picture of Kohli went viral in which he was thanking God. Because before this, Virat could not score a century in any format for almost 3 years. Because of which he also had to face a lot of criticism. But in the Asia Cup 2022, he had indicated a return to form by scoring a century against Afghanistan.

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