Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record when he completed his 25th ODI hundred in the 4th ODI against Australia at Melbourne on Wednesday.
Kohli became the fastest batsman to hit 25 hundred in the ODI cricket. He took just 170 ODIs and 162 innings to reach that milestone. He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar who had taken 234 innings to reach that milestone.
Kohli now currently stands in the fourth place on the list of most hundreds in the ODI. He is now only behind from Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30) and Sanath Jayasuriya (28).
Kohli missed equalling another of Sachin’s record which is the most hundreds in the successful chasing in ODI. Sachin had made 14 centuries while Virat has already scored 13 centuries in the successful chasing. Virat has to wait for this record.
Kohli played an impressive innings of 106 runs at 92 balls in the 4th ODI while chasing a massive 349 run target. He took just 84 balls to reach his 25th ODI hundred. Yet India failed to win the match.
This was Kohli’s second consecutive hundred in this series while he made 117 runs at the Melbourne on Sunday. He also hit four consecutive fifty-plus scores in this ODI series as the scores are 91, 59, 117 and 106. He is now only the second batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to hit four consecutive fifty-plus scores against Australia in Australia in ODI. Gavaskar had scored 59, 92*, 77, 72 during the 1985-86 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.
On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest Indian batsman to reach 3,000 runs in his ODI career. He took 72 innings and broke the record of Virat Kohli which was in 75 innings. He became the fifth fastest batsman overall to reach 3,000 in ODI career.