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On the occasion of Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday he equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record by scoring his 49th One Day International century.

where he scored 12 runs. On Sunday, November 5th, 2023, Virat Kohli, the star Indian batter, reached the same milestone as Sachin Tendulkar in terms of one-day international cricket after scoring a century on his 35th birthday against South Africa in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kohli accomplished his 49th hundred in only 277 innings, while Tendulkar took 438 innings for the same feat. His not-out 101 was the biggest contribution to India’s successfully achieving 326-5 in 50 overs. With the help of Shreyas Iyer at 77, Kohli and Iyer stood in a third-wicket partnership of 134.

On December 24, 2009, Kohli made his One-Day International debut in Sri Lanka, where he scored 12 runs. On bowler Starc had taken four wickets conceding 40 runs from his 8 overs. Kohli’s heroics was instrumental in guiding India to a 6-wicket victory. On October 20, 2010, Kohli registered his first century in an ODI match against Australia in Visakhapatnam. Batting at number four, he stayed in the crease and scored an unbeaten 118 which was instrumental in the team’s 6-wicket victory.

Along with Yuvraj Singh, he put on a 137-run partnership and aided the successful run chase despite the fact that captain MS Dhoni ended up out for a duck and Mitchell Starc had taken four wickets. The century marked the start of his reputation as a dependable middle order batsman and eventual prowess in chasing low targets. brilliant innings of Kohli, the plaudits came from the Indian skipper himself as he hailed the centurion after his team’s five-wicket victory. “Virat batted perfectly,” said Dhoni.

Despite the heroics of Captain Michael Clarke, who made 111 not out, the accolades came from the Indian skipper Dhoni, who praised Virat Kohli for his perfect batting after India’s five-wicket victory. Kohli’s century helped to secure the win for India against Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide. He said afterwards that he surprised himself with the knock, out of which he hit 22 fours and one six. It was his first World Cup century, and he was recognized for it with the Man of the Match award.

The bowlers dismissed Pakistan for 224, with Mohammed Shami picking up four wickets. Kohli expressed that he likes the high expectations of the nation’s cricket fans.



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