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Virat Kohli Surpasses Ponting And Becomes The Second Player With Most International Centuries

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.

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):

S. No Player 100
1 Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 100
2 Virat Kohli(IND) 71
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:

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