On a historic day at Mumbai Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli achieved a monumental milestone, becoming the first player to amass 50 centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs) during the India-New Zealand ODI World Cup semifinal. Surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries, Kohli’s accomplishment is a testament to his remarkable consistency and skill in the cricketing world. With 29 ODI centuries and a total of 80 international centuries, including Tests and T20Is, Kohli has etched his name in the annals of cricket history.
His century in the semifinal, achieved in 106 balls, marked his third in the ongoing tournament. In addition to this milestone, Kohli also surpassed Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single ODI World Cup, accumulating a total of 673 runs in the tournament. Despite Shubman Gill departure due to cramps, Kohli, supported by Rohit Sharma’s initial contribution, steered India to a commanding position, reaching 165 for one after 23 overs in the semifinal clash. Kohli achievements continue to solidify his status as one of cricket’s modern-day greats.