Virat Kohli closes in on huge Sachin Tendulkar batting record

Virat Kohli produced yet another One Day International century as he helped India to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday.

And in doing so, the Indian legend became the fastest batter in the history of the men’s game to score 26,000 runs in international cricket, bettering the previous record, held by Sachin Tendulkar, but 33 innings. Kohli’s 48th ODI ton lifts India to solid win | Match Highlights | CWC23Match highlights as Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten 103 from 97 balls in Pune to set up India’s emphatic win over Bangladesh at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Perhaps more significantly, Kohli’s hundred in Pune moved him just one behind Tendulkar for the most centuries in ODI cricket. Kohli’s 48th ton in the format means he could yet overtake his compatriot’s all-time record of 49 during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. And nobody else in the history of the game comes close to matching the pair’s century numbers, with Rohit Sharma third in the all-time list with 31.

Kohli’s brilliant 103* saw him reach triple figures with a six, which was also the winning shot of the match.

And the 34-year-old has underlined his status as one of the leading batters in the format in the world.

Kohli’s magnificent tons ensures India triumph | | POTM Highlights | CWC23Player of the Match highlights as Virat Kohli steered India to victory with a century against Bangladesh at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

No current player of any nationality has scored as many ODI runs as Kohli, with his tally now standing at 13342.

Only four players in the history of the game have scored more, Sanath Jayasuriya (13430), Ricky Ponting (13704), Kumar Sangakkara (14234) and Tendulkar (18426), and all took significantly more matches to do so.

Kohli powers ‘perfect’ India to win over Bangladesh | Digital Daily: Episode 17 | CWC23Digital Daily with India batter Dinesh Karthik and ICC Digital Insider Tanvi Shah looks at the hosts’ commanding victory over Bangladesh at the ICC Men’s Cricket  

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