Virat Kohli recorded the primary century by an Indian in 2023 on Tuesday towards Sri Lanka within the first One-Day Worldwide on the Baraspara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
Kohli reached the mark off simply 80 deliveries as he accomplished his second successive ODI century after a ton towards Bangladesh in December 2022 that helped him finish a three-year century drought within the format.
Kohli was lucky to have acquired as many as two lifelines throughout his innings as Sri Lanka’s fielders dropped straight-forward probabilities. The 34-year-old was dropped on 52 and 81.
Kohli’s forty fifth ODI ton helped him equal Sachin Tendulkar’s file for many centuries at residence in ODI cricket. Whereas Tendulkar had 20 centuries in 160 innings at residence, Kohli smashed his 20 ton in his a centesimal innings at residence.
Kohli additionally recorded his ninth ODI century towards Sri Lanka. The previous India captain equalled his personal file (v West Indies – 9) and Tendulkar’s (9 centuries v Australia) for essentially the most ODI centuries towards a single opposition.