Former Indian skipper and batting great, Virat Kohli achieved a few milestones once again and this time, it all happened against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ODI World Cup 2023; these records and achievements came for Virat Kohli at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli broke the batting records of the former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar during his 117-run knock-off 113 balls against the Blackcaps. He also pulled the monkey off his back of underperforming in the knockouts of the marquee international tournaments.
With said that, here we’ll have a look at the three big records of the modern master Kohli, which are almost impossible to be broken by any batter sooner.
Most Number of ODI centuries
With his century against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ODI World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli surpassed the world record of former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar for the highest number of ODI centuries. Kohli completed his 50th ODI century to cross Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries. Considering the current fitness of Kohli, he can easily play for 3-4 more years and can add a couple of centuries to his name, which will be quite impossible for anyone to break very easily.
700+ runs in a single ODI World Cup edition
Virat Kohli has scored 711 runs in 10 innings of the 10 matches so far in the ODI World Cup 2023, with an outstanding average of 101.57, hitting 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries. He is currently the highest run-scorer in the current edition of the prestigious cricket quadrennial. Apart from this, he also broke the previous record of Sachin Tendulkar for the highest number of runs in a single World Cup edition (673 runs). This record of Kohli also looks safe for a couple of coming decades as it would be near-impossible for any batter to reach this milestone.
Part of Most Wins in ODI World Cup 2023
The 35-year-old batting legend made his ODI World Cup debut for India 12 years back in the year 2011 in the ODI World Cup 2011, which was also played in India. Since then, Virat Kohli has played 36 matches for India in the ODI World Cup; out of these 36 matches of Kohli, India emerged victorious in 30 matches, which is the highest number of wins to be a part of, for a player. Playing so long in ODI World Cups is not an easy task for any player so this record also looks unbreakable.