Virat Kohli: The second match of the One Day series being played between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Kolkata today. By winning the first match, Team India has taken a lead in the series and now it is the turn to capture the series. Meanwhile, after the first match, everyone’s eyes will be on former Indian captain Virat Kohli in the second match as well. Virat Kohli had a century in the first match of the series. Earlier, when he had landed to play against Bangladesh, even then he had scored a century.
That is, he has once again scored back to back centuries. This was the 11th time that Kohli has scored a century in two consecutive ODIs. Meanwhile, Virat can touch another big record in today’s match. If runs come out of his bat, then he will be included in the list of special batsmen of the world.
Virat Kohli at number six in the list of batsmen who scored the most runs in ODIs
Virat Kohli has so far scored 12584 runs in ODIs. To reach here, Virat Kohli has batted in 257 innings of 266 matches. By the way, the record of making the most runs in the history of One Day cricket is in the name of Sachin Tendulkar of India, who is called the God of Cricket. He has scored 18426 runs in 463 matches. Virat is currently at number six in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs in ODIs, but now he is on the verge of joining the top 5.
If Virat Kohli scores 67 more runs in today’s match, he will leave Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene behind. Where on one hand Virat has 12584 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene has 12650 runs. Even today, if Virat Kohli’s bat goes like the last match, then be sure that Jayawardene will be left behind. It should be expected that in today’s match or in the third and last match of the series in Trivandrum, he will reach the top 5.
Virat Kohli can become the batsman to score the most centuries at his home
Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 centuries in ODIs. At the same time, Virat has also completed his 45 centuries. But out of these 49 and 45 centuries, Sachin Tendulkar scored 20 centuries at his home i.e. in India, while Virat Kohli has also completed 20 centuries in India. If another century comes out of Virat Kohli’s bat, then he will leave behind Sachin Tendulkar, that is, if the century comes, then Kohli will be able to make two records in his name. By the way, in this case, Hashim Amla of South Africa is at number three, who has scored 14 centuries at his home. After this comes the number of Australia’s Ricky Ponting, who has scored 13 centuries at his home. At the same time, Ross Taylor has scored 12 centuries in New Zealand i.e. at his home.
Sachin Tendulkar is number one, as we have already told you. But now we tell you who are the other batsmen in the top 5 and how many runs they have in ODIs. Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka is at number two after Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 14234 runs in 404 matches.
After this, Australia’s Ricky Ponting is at number three, who has scored 13704 runs in 375 matches, while Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya is at number four, with 13430 runs in 445 matches. After this, Mahela Jayawardene is at number five and India’s Virat Kohli is currently at number six. By the way, Virat Kohli will also have a chance to break another record.