records which Virat Kohli broke during his 36th ODI century: Kohli broke as many as four major records during his 36th ODI century.
During the first ODI of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Guwahati, turning the chase towards India right at the beginning, their captain Virat Kohli scored his 36th ODI century in an awe inspiring manner.
In which was nothing but sheer entertainment on display during the first match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Kohli played a sublime knock, scoring 140 (107) with the help of 21 fours and two sixes.
His innings had made life difficult for the opposition bowlers to the extent that they seemed to not have any option against arguably the best ODI batsman in the world. During the course of the innings, Kohli achieved several feats, something which has become a routine for him in the last year or so.
Below are the records which Kohli surpassed/broke tonight:
Most ODI Centuries against Windies
In terms of scoring ODI centuries against Windies before this match, Kohli was at joint-second with the likes of Babar Azam, Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis, all of whom have scored four centuries against Windies.
Having hit another century against Windies, Kohli has joined the South Africa trio of Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Herschelle Gibbs, all of whom have scored five centuries against Windies.
Most ODI Centuries as ODI Captain
In his 53rd match as captain of the Indian ODI side, Kohli scored his 14th ODI century. He is second on this list, only behind former Australian captain in Ricky Ponting, who had scored 22 centuries as ODI captain in 230 matches.
As a captain, Kohli has scored 3,199 ODI runs at an average of 84.18 and a strike rate of 99.81.
Fastest to 36th ODI Century
In terms of ODI centuries, Kohli is only behind Sachin Tendulkar. As a result, Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 36 ODI centuries. He has achieved this feat in 204 innings. Whereas, Tendulkar had done it on 311 innings.
Most 200+ Partnerships
Kohli had joined his deputy in the third over of the Indian innings. Chasing a stiff target of 323 runs, a substantial partnership was the need of the hour for India.
The duo shared a 246-run stand for the second wicket, which became their fifth 200+ ODI partnership, highest ever.
It was also the highest partnership for an Indian pair while chasing in ODIs.
Read some of the recent Twitter reactions on Kohli below:
Virat Kohli joins the elite list of Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden and Joe Root of scoring 2000+ international runs in three successive calendar years. #INDvWI https://t.co/njOxJukq6i pic.twitter.com/OuQJIGJ0z8
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 21, 2018
All hail, King Kohli 👑
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2018
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 21, 2018
Batting Is Not This Easy. Trust Me. Don’t believe what you’ve seen from Kohli and Rohit today….unbelievable. Unreal. #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 21, 2018