As India awaits the result of the second ODI against Australia, captain Virat Kohli has already made it special by becoming the second male player ever, to hit 40 ODI centuries in international cricket.
King Kohli scores his 40th century against Australia in Nagpur. 💯#INDvAUS https://t.co/7V5ywUDPMl— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) March 5, 2019
The first being Sachin Tendulkar with 49 tons in 452 innings.
Now, we know that Virat is going to break that record sooner rather than later because he has achieved this feat in just 216 innings.
Well and truly the 👑#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/qDNlsP72VE— BCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019
Virat also became the fastest cricketer to score 9000 international runs by a captain, today, completing his 50th half-century before he turned it into a 100.
ODI century No.40 for Virat Kohli 👏👏👏 #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/hOnuAThwJ4— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 5, 2019
Twitter was obviously flooded with reactions expressing pride for the captain, and here are some of them.
Did some maths. If Kohli carries on at the same rate of centuries per number of matches, he’ll beat Sachin’s record by his 280th ODI. Sachin played in 183 more ODIs.— Len (@LenM4) March 5, 2019
One hundred and eighty three!
The fuck kind of a conversion rate is 49-40 man???— Saksham Srivastava (@saksham337) March 5, 2019
Fuck right off
Virat Kohli should be illegal
Kohli is not human. Has 40 ODI hundreds now. Just, unreal. #KingKohli— Prashant Krishnan (@GillyPrash) March 5, 2019
When I realise I’ve seen all 49 LOI centuries of Sachin and now, Virat Kohli’s 40. pic.twitter.com/4qLudNheGk— Aman-duh (@behratendua) March 5, 2019
@imVkohli King Kohli, we are not worthy!!!— ___FeDaLoViC___ (@iplivewire) March 5, 2019
After 224 ODIs –— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 5, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar – 8350 runs, ave 42.6, SR 86.45, 23 hundreds, 44 fifties
Virat Kohli – 10686* runs, ave 60.03, SR 92.61, 40 hundreds, 49 fifties.
It isn’t even close for the best ODI batsman ever any more. Kohli wins hands down.
Sources: Virat Kohli looking to break Sachin’s ODI record by early 2020.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) March 5, 2019
I mean, Kohli’s last 10 hundreds came in his last 25 innings. That is just ridiculous. Otherworldly.— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 5, 2019
Kohli. Not human. 👏🏻 Time to fight @cricketcomau !! #INDvsAUS 🏏— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) March 5, 2019
Number 40 for the King, what a champion.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 5, 2019
A great innings on this surface by Kohli. #IndvAus pic.twitter.com/GPH9o4uuA0