Sachin Tendulkar Misses Century at Home Ground
In the previous match held at his home ground in Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar had a golden opportunity. However, he fell short by just 12 runs, getting out for 88 runs against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium. The cricket legend missed the chance to score a century.
Sourav Ganguly Equals Sachin’s Record at Eden Gardens
On the other hand, another Indian cricket legend, Sourav Ganguly, achieved a significant milestone today at Eden Gardens. He became the joint highest centurion in One Day International (ODI) cricket history by scoring 10 fours off 119 balls. This remarkable feat was accomplished by Ganguly on his 35th birthday, marking his 49th century. Sachin Tendulkar had achieved his 49th ODI century and 100th career century against Bangladesh in 2012.
Kohli’s Rapid Century Record
Comparing the records, Sachin Tendulkar took 451 innings to score 49 centuries, while Virat Kohli achieved the same feat in just 277 innings. The match against Sri Lanka marked Kohli’s 289th ODI appearance.
Kohli’s Performance in the World Cup
Virat Kohli has been in exceptional form in the ongoing World Cup. This was his second century in the tournament, with the first one coming against Bangladesh. Kohli’s total runs in the World Cup now stand at 542 in 8 innings, with an impressive average of 108.40. He has scored 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries. Quinton de Kock currently holds the highest run total in the tournament with 545 runs in 7 innings, averaging 77.85, before facing India.
Kohli’s Maiden Century and World Cup Performance
Kohli scored his first century against Sri Lanka on December 24, 2009, at the age of 21. He scored 107 runs, including 11 fours and 1 six. In the current World Cup, Kohli’s bat has been on fire. He scored 85 runs against Australia, followed by an unbeaten 55 runs against Afghanistan. Against Pakistan, he contributed 16 runs before playing a match-winning unbeaten innings of 103 runs against Bangladesh. However, he failed to make an impact against England, getting out for zero runs. In the subsequent match against Sri Lanka, he scored 88 runs, and today, he achieved another century with an unbeaten 101 runs against South Africa.
Kohli’s World Cup Innings
Virat Kohli’s innings in the World Cup so far are as follows: 85, 55*, 16, 103*, 95, 0, 88, and 101*.