IND vs AFG: Virat Kohli Shatters 8 Records, Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Rohit Sharma With Century vs Afghanistan

Updated - 09 Sep 2022, 04:54 PM

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli, the Star Indian Batter finally ended the drought of the century. The batter smashed his 71st century and silenced all the critics who were questioning his ability.

The batter played some wonderful shots and was in sublime touch and it looked as if he was playing with the opposition’s mind. The batter broke a lot of records by getting to the 3-digit mark and now is looking quite dangerous.

The decision of Rohit Sharma to opt out of math proved to be efficient. The openers KL Rahul & Virat Kohli found their mojo back and most importantly they had decided their roles. The management would be pleased after seeing the form of KL Rahul who scored 62 runs in 41 balls as earlier he looked scratchy.

Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul . PC- Getty
Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul. PC- Getty

List Of Records Broken By Virat Kohli

71 Centuries for Virat Kohli have put him level with Ricky Ponting. The batter needs one more to get past ahead Ricky Ponting in the centuries list. The batter stands behind now with the GOD of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

522 Innings was taken by Vira Kohli to smash a century. Even though it took him 1 fewer inning compared with Sachin Tendulkar’s tally (523)

24,000 Runs in International Cricket and he completed this feat in the 522nd innings as Sachin Tendulkar had completed the feat in the 543rd innings. The only other batter to reach the feat was Rahul Dravid.

6 centuries for Virat Kohli in T20 Cricket. The likes of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma & Babar Azam have also 6 centuries to their name. He stands 4th on the list as Chris Gayle has 22 tons to his name.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: AFP)

4 Virat Kohli is the only fourth Indian batter after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul to smash a century across formats. Overall, he is the sixth Indian batter to reach the three-figure- mark in T20I Cricket as earlier Suryakumar Yadav & Deepak Hooda had struck centuries.

122 is the highest score by an Indian batter in T20I Cricket. Virat Kohli surpassed Rohit Sharma’s 118 against Sri Lanka. 122 is the highest unbeaten knock by a batter in UAE.

3500 T20I Runs for Virat Kohli. He became the second batter after Rohit Sharma. He completed the milestone in his 96th innings in T20I Cricket.

1042 runs scored in the history of the Asia Cup by Virat Kohli. He surpassed Rohit Sharma and now stands third on the list after the Sri Lankan duo of Sanath Jayasuriya & Kumar Sangakkara

Virat Kohli on a Beast Mode against Afghanistan

The right-handed batter scored 122 runs in 61 balls which included 12 fours & 6 sixes. The batter had the hunger to score runs and the batter was quite lucky when he got a reprieve on 28 as Ibrahim Zadran dropped him on the bowling of Mohammad Nabi. The batter was looking ominous as both the openers were in great touch.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli PC- Getty

Virat Kohli was smashing the ball sweetly and after the dismissal of KL Rahul, the batter was unstoppable. He wasn’t sparing any sort of bowler and was focused on converting singles into twos. The batter took the attack against pacers at the death overs stage and got to his century in the 19th over where the batter was relieved.

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