Mumbai: In a historic semi-final match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium during the 2023 World Cup against New Zealand, Virat Kohli smashed his 50th ODI century, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in ODIs. Kohli’s century, with 106 runs off 106 balls (8 fours and 1 six), marked his 50th century in ODIs, making him the first batsman to achieve this milestone in the format.
Surpassing Tendulkar’s 49 centuries, Kohli accomplished this feat in his 291st one-day international match, while Tendulkar had played 463 ODIs. Kohli also set a new record for the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup, surpassing Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.
In the 48-year history of the World Cup, Kohli became the highest run-scorer in a single edition. Additionally, he now stands as the second-highest century-maker in international cricket, boasting a total of 80 international centuries, including 29 in Test cricket and 1 in T20 Internationals. It’s worth noting that the overall record for the most international centuries still belongs to Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 100 centuries in his illustrious career.