With an impressive innings against South Africa at Eden Garden on Sunday, Virat Kohli not only equals the century-tally with little master Sachin Tendulkar but also surpassed Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara as the third-highest run-getter in ODI World Cup history.
Against South Africa, Kohli posted an impressive 101* off 121 balls with a calm and composed strike rate of 83.47. King Kohli crafted his innings with 10 boundaries and a few stylish shots despite a difficult start in the beginning.
Virat Kohli Breaks Kumar Sangakkara’s Record:
Virat Kohli played 34 matches in the ODI World Cup and accumulated 1573 runs with an average of 58.25 including four centuries and 10 half-centuries. With these impressive stats, Virat Kohli overtook Kumar Sangakkara’s 1532 run record in the ODI World Cup.
Right now only two Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting are ahead of Virat Kohli. Sachin Tendulkar has the record of scoring the most runs (2278 runs) in the ODI World Cup. Sachin is followed by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting by a large margin (1743 runs).
In the ongoing World Cup, Virat has stepped up for the team and already scored 543 runs in eight matches just behind Quinton De Kock, who has scored 550 runs in eight innings. But Kohli is miles ahead of De Kock in case of average. Where De Kock has an average of 68.75, Kohli is ahead of him with an average of 108.60.