Indian batter Virat Kohli yet again achieved another milestone by becoming the second player with the most international centuries next to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 centuries.
Virat Kohli Surpasses Ponting in List of Most International Centuries
Virat Kohli surpassed Ricky Ponting’s 71-century count during India’s 3rd ODI against Bangladesh on December 10, 2022. Earlier that year on September 8, Virat Kohli scored his long waited 71st century nearly after 3 years, and equals Ricky Ponting’s count.
Virat Kohli now stands behind Sachin’s 100-century mark and next to Virat, Joe Root and David Warner are the active players with 44 centuries each.
Notably, this was Kohli’s first ODI century after more than three years. The 34-year-old also became the first player to score 1,000 or more runs against Bangladesh in ODIs. After Kohli scored his 72nd international ton, netizens took to Twitter to hail the star India batter.
A flick that ended a wait that lasted 1214 DAYS 🥺
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) December 10, 2022
Top 20 Players With Most International Centuries
Following are the details of the top 20 players with the most international hundreds(Combined Test, ODI, and T20I):
|1||Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||100|
|3||Ricky Ponting (ICC)||71|
|4||Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||63|
|5||Jacques Kallis (SA)||62|
|6||Hashim Amla (SA)||55|
|7||Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||54|
|8||Brain Lara (WI)||53|
|9||Rahul Dravid (IND)||48|
|10||AB de Villiers (SA)||47|
|11||Joe Root (ENG)||44|
|12||David Warner (AUS)||44|
|13||Chris Gayle (WI)||42|
|14||Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||42|
|15||Steve Smith (AUS)||41|
|16||Rohit Sharma (IND)||41|
|17||Younis Khan (PAK)||41|
|18||Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)||41|
|19||Matthew Hayden (AUS)||40|
|20||Ross Taylor (NZ)||40|
Following his impressive innings and new achievement, wishes start to pour across the world. Here are some of the cricketer’s and fan’s reactions:
A fabulous knock! 💯
A fabulous knock! 💯
The innings you played today deserves double the appreciation too @ishankishan51!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 10, 2022
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) December 10, 2022
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) December 10, 2022
😍🙌 WHAT A DAY! Virat Kohli brings up his first ODI century since 2019.
😁 The King didn’t make us wait long for the 72nd century!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) December 10, 2022
What A Day For Champ Virat Kohli 👑
✅ First Indian To Score 1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ ODI Runs In Bangladesh.
✅ Scored An ODI Century After 3⃣ Years.
✅ Surpassed Ricky Ponting In The List Of Batters With Most International Centuries. @imVkohli • #INDvsBAN • #ViratGang pic.twitter.com/4is91HU6N8
— ViratGang (@ViratGang) December 10, 2022