Virat Kohli has set a new record in One Day International (ODI) cricket by scoring his 50th century during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, surpassing the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli’s Record-Breaking Century
Kohli achieved this milestone in the 42nd over, facing off against Lockie Ferguson. His century included eight fours and a six. This was his first century in a World Cup knockout stage, and he also broke Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single World Cup edition.
Cricket World Reacts to Kohli’s Achievement
The cricket world was quick to react to Kohli’s record-breaking century. Leading the tributes was Sachin Tendulkar, the previous record holder, who expressed his delight at seeing a fellow Indian cricketer take the record.
Tendulkar reminisced about their first meeting in the Indian dressing room and praised Kohli’s passion and skill. He expressed his happiness at seeing the young boy he first met grow into a ‘Virat’ player and break his record on such a grand stage – the World Cup Semi-final, and at his home ground.
International Stars Applaud Kohli’s Feat
Several former and current international cricket stars also celebrated Kohli’s achievement. Former teammate Suresh Raina hailed it as a magnificent century, while former Australian spinner Brad Hogg described it as a moment to be treasured in the history books.
West Indies legend Ian Bishop admired Kohli’s sense of occasion, noting that the star scored his ton in a crucial World Cup game attended by sporting icons from around the world.
Kohli’s Historic Achievement
With this century, Virat Kohli has etched his name in cricket history, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries. His achievement was celebrated by fans and fellow cricketers alike, with many taking to social media to congratulate him on his monumental feat.