Virat Kohli Equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Record of 49 Centuries in ODIs, Denies ‘G.O.A.T.’ Title in Viral Interview

Indian cricket maestro Virat Kohli marked his 35th birthday by scripting history, equalling the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries in One Day International (ODI) cricket during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

In a candid interview with Star Sports, despite achieving this monumental feat and displaying astounding numbers in international cricket, Kohli humbly denied being labelled as the ‘Greatest of All Time’ (G.O.A.T) in the sport.

Kohli’s unbeaten 101 played a pivotal role in India’s commanding total of 326/5 against South Africa. He achieved this remarkable milestone by taking a single on Kagiso Rabada’s delivery in the 49th over, reaching the landmark in 119 balls, inclusive of 10 boundaries.

Earlier, in the match against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Kohli narrowly missed his 49th ODI century, falling short at 88. His innings, witnessed by the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, who was present at the game, showcased the sheer brilliance that has become synonymous with Kohli’s style of play. His recent displays included a captivating 95 off 104 balls in India’s triumphant chase against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.

This remarkable accomplishment places Kohli in parallel with Tendulkar, matching the extraordinary tally of 49 centuries. Notably, while Kohli took 277 innings to reach this milestone, Tendulkar achieved it in 452 innings, exemplifying the magnificence of both these cricketing legends.

With a humble demeanor and an unparalleled commitment to his craft, Kohli’s modesty in declining the ‘G.O.A.T.’ title echoes his relentless pursuit of excellence and a continued aspiration to contribute meaningfully to the sport he cherishes.

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