The top batsman for India, Virat Kohli, once again proved his enormous talent by hitting his 48th century in one-day internationals (ODIs) against Bangladesh in the 2023 World Cup.
With India needing just 19 runs to win and Kohli needing the same amount to reach 100, the legendary batsman started his quest for the century. Throughout the last few overs of the game, Kohli denied singles on many occasions, and the non-striker KL Rahul was similarly supportive of the 34-year-old’s efforts.
During the 2023 World Cup, India’s best batsman, Virat Kohli, demonstrated his immense skill once more by reaching his 48th century in one-day internationals (ODIs) against Bangladesh.
The famous batsman began his chase for a century with India needing just 19 runs to win and Kohli needing the same amount to achieve 100. In the final few overs of the match, Kohli repeatedly stopped singles, and KL Rahul, who is not a bowler, was equally supportive of the 34-year-old’s endeavours.
Kohli surprised the audience with two fast twos during the last over, demonstrating his amazing fitness and tenacity. The most spectacular way possible was the culmination of Kohli’s unwavering quest of a century.
Kohli moved closer to the man who owns the record for the most ODI hundreds, Sachin Tendulkar (49). All things considered, Kohli crushed his 78th international century; Tendulkar, with his 100 hundreds, is still unquestionably the best in that category. During his innings against Bangladesh, Kohli also passed Mahela Jayawardene to become the fourth-highest scorer in international cricket history. In this exclusive group, he currently trails only Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (28,016 runs), and Ricky Ponting (27,483 runs).
Kohli was in for another incredible feat, and he grabbed it with style, defeating both Brian Lara and Rohit Sharma to take fourth place among all-time ODI World Cup run scorers. After this achievement, the only players with more ODI World Cup experience than Kohli are Tendulkar (2278 runs), Ponting (1743 runs), and Sangakkara (1531 runs).