Virat Kohli, the revered Indian batting maestro, showcased a vintage performance as he launched a relentless assault on the formidable Pakistani bowlers in the ongoing India vs. Pakistan match. He delivered a record-breaking innings, notching up his 47th ODI century, and in the process, he reached the milestone of 13,000 runs in the ODI format at an astonishing pace.
In addition to rewriting records and attaining remarkable milestones, Kohli’s performance evoked memories of his iconic six against Haris Rauf during the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Kohli came close to replicating that remarkable shot towards the conclusion of India’s innings against Pakistan in Colombo, where he powered Naseem Shah’s slower off-cutter straight into the long-on region for a colossal six.
Following his six against Naseem, Kohli swiftly approached his century, achieving the remarkable feat in record time, securing his 47th ODI century. Kohli asserted his dominance over the Pakistani bowlers, relentlessly dispatching the ball to all corners of the ground.
He crafted an exquisite unbeaten innings of 122* runs from just 99 deliveries, adorned with nine fours and three sixes. Virat Kohli required a mere 90 runs to reach the milestone of 13,000 runs in ODIs on the reserve day of a rain-affected match.
With his 47th ODI century, Kohli now stands just two centuries shy of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries. Moreover, Kohli etched his name in history as the first player to achieve ODI centuries in four consecutive innings at a single venue.