Kohli one ton away from Tendulkar’s home century record
Perhaps Virat Kohli still has some way to go before breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s overall ODI century record, but he is just one ton shy of matching the Master Blaster in terms of centuries scored on Indian soil.
Tendulkar currently holds the record for most centuries (20) in India, while Kohli has 19 centuries on home soil. It means he needs just one more three-digit score to match the all-time great, and that can very well come in the first ODI match against Australia in Mumbai on Tuesday (January 14).
In total, Tendulkar had 49 ODI centuries to his name, while Kohli at the moment has 43 of them from only 233 innings.
Kohli also became the fastest captain to reach 11,000 international runs very recently, during India’s third and final T20I match against Sri Lanka in Pune.
India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma too have a chance to book a new record against Australia. So far they have played together in 22 innings against Australia, and stitched as many as six 100-run partnerships.
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes too had played together 22 innings against India to record six century partnerships. If Dhawan and Sharma can build at least one more 100-run partnership this series, they will be the pair to have made most number of century partnerships against a single opposition in the history of ODI cricket.
The first of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia will roll onto the ground on 8.00 AM GMT. With Australia having won their last ODI series in India, now the Aaron Finch-led side eyes to win a rare back to back ODI series in India.