Virat Kohli to score more than 100 centuries in International Cricket? It would be interesting to know in detail about the rise of King Kohli in the world of cricket.
Former Indian captain and successful right-handed batsman Virat Kohli made his debut as a 20-year young boy in international cricket against Sri Lanka in August 2008 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. In the absence of regular openers, Virat Kohli was given an opportunity as an opening batsman along with Gautam Gambhir on his debut. However, Kohli managed to score only 12 runs in that match. But Virat Kohli kept on improving himself and played some fine knocks.
Virat Kohli’s first International ODI Century
It was on 24th December 2009 when Virat Kohli scored his first international ODI century in his career against Sri Lanka proving himself as one of the best chasing batsmen. The entire world recognized the emerging new star cricketer of the Indian Team.
Chasing a target of 316 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Virat Kohli scored 107 runs from 114 balls (including 11 fours and 1 six) helping India chase a huge target within 48.1 overs and maintained a 224-run partnership along with Gautam Gambhir. Gautam Gambhir was the highest run-scorer of the match with 150 runs from 137 balls.
Later, Virat Kohli secured his 3rd position in the Indian team batting order and went on to create history in further matches…
Analytical Facts of Virat Kohli’s International Centuries
As of June 2022, Virat Kohli holds the record of scoring 70 international centuries which includes 43 ODI and 27 Test centuries.
List of Most ODI Centuries
Here is the list of the Most Centuries scored by any batsman in ODI Internationals as of June 2022:
- Sachin Tendulkar(India)-49
- Virat Kohli(India)-43
- Ricky Ponting(Australia) -30
- Rohit Sharma(India)-29
- Jayasuriya(Sri Lanka)-28
According to the above list, Virat Kohli stands in the 2nd position of most ODI centuries followed by Sachin Tendulkar.
List of Most Test Centuries
- Sachin Tendulkar-51
- Jacques Kallis-45
- Ricky Ponting-41
- Kumar Sangakkara-38
- Rahul Dravid-36
List of Most International Centuries
Here is the list of most number of international centuries by any player during their entire career:
|Rank||Player||Period||Number of Years played in international cricket||Team||Test centuries||ODI centuries||T20 centuries||Total Number of centuries|
|1.||Sachin Tendulkar||1989-2013||24 years||India||51||49||0||100|
|2.||Ricky Ponting||1995-2012||17 years||Australia||41||30||0||71|
|3.||Virat Kohli||2008-present(2022)||*14 years and continuing||India||27||43||0||70|
|4.||Kumar Sangakarra||2000-2015||15 years||Sri Lanka||38||25||0||63|
|5.||Jacques Kallis||1995–2014||19 years||South Africa||45||17||0||62|
|6.||Hashim Amla||2004–2019||15 years||South Africa||28||27||0||55|
|7.||Mahela Jayawardene||1997–2015||18 years||Sri Lanka||34||19||1||54|
|8.||Brian Lara||1990–2007||17 years||West Indies||34||19||N/A||53|
|9.||Rahul Dravid||1996–2012||16 years||India||36||12||0||48|
|10.||AB De Villers||2004–2018||14 years||South Africa||22||25||0||47|
Common Question asked by Many Cricket Fans about Virat Kohli’s 100 international centuries / Chance for Virat Kohli to score more than 100 centuries
Can Virat Kohli break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of having more than 100 centuries?
Virat Kohli scored his last international century in November 2019. It has been more than two years since Virat Kolhi scored an international century.
The 33-year-old batsman has been playing for the Indian Team for 14 years whereas Sachin Tendulkar played for India for 24 years. Virat Kohli made his debut at the age of 20 years whereas Sachin Tendulkar made his debut at the age of 16 years. As of now, Virat Kohli is the 2nd batsman to hold the most number of centuries in ODI matches after Sachin Tendulkar and the 3rd batsman to score the most international centuries followed by Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
Virat Kohli was the fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs in 205 matches surpassing the record of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in 259 and 263 ODI matches respectively.
Also, it isn’t fair to compare both Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar every time as both these batsmen are experts in their own aspects of the game. During Sachin Tendulkar’s period, the fielding restrictions were challenging with many top-quality bowlers all over the world, with the varied pitch conditions. It was difficult to score an international century during those days.
As the fielding restrictions and the rules have been changed in the recent few years, many double hundreds have been scored in One Day Internationals (ODI) as well as Test matches in the past decade. Also, the targets above 300 in ODI’s have become common as they are being scored easily as well as chased by most of the teams.
Whereas, in T20s targets above 200 are creating uncertainty in winning the match for the teams batting first and many possibilities for the teams chasing above 200 scores to win the match.
Overall Facts on Virat Kohli’s 100 international centuries.
Also, Virat Kohli is considered as the best chasing batsman in the cricket world in recent times. Kohli scored most of his international centuries during the second innings of a match while chasing high score targets. Virat Kohli batting at 3rd position in most of his matches and scoring 70 international centuries is the highest by any middle-order batsman.
The average age for any cricketer to retire is approximately 40 to 42 years . If Virat Kohli continues with his consistent form, to play for the Indian cricket team in the upcoming 7 years, and by scoring at least 5 to 6 international centuries per year, then there is a possibility that Virat Kohli can recreate a record of batsmen scoring more than 100 centuries in International cricket.
There are many upcoming matches in Virat Kohli’s career and possibilities to create many new records from the above analytical facts. If Virat Kohli gets into a good form, there is hardly any bowler in the world who can stop him from breaking many records and creating wonders.
Let’s Wait and Wish Virat Kohli To Create More wonders as a right-handed batsman in International Cricket…
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