Virat Kohli Smashes Record with 50th ODI Century in Cricket World Cup

Kohli outshone the previous record held by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was present at the match to witness this momentous occasion.

Virat Kohli Smashes Record with 50th ODI Century in Cricket World Cup

Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli has made a historic record, scoring his 50th one-day international (ODI) century at the Cricket World Cup. Kohli, popularly known as "The King," achieved this incredible feat in a semifinal showdown against New Zealand at Mumbai's iconic Wankhede Stadium.

Kohli outshone the previous record held by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was present at the match to witness this momentous occasion. The record-breaking century came off just 106 balls, inclusive of eight boundaries and two towering sixes.

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Despite the pressure of the semifinal, Kohli seemed unfazed and in top form. He finished the match with a formidable total of 117 runs, contributing significantly to India's total. This achievement confirms Kohli's status as a dominant force in the World Cup, where he finished as the tournament's top run-scorer with a staggering 594 runs.

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This milestone came in Kohli's 279th match, remarkably faster than Tendulkar's 452 matches to reach 49 centuries. Since his debut in 2008, Kohli has been a force to reckon with, scoring 29 centuries in 111 Test matches and a century in 115 T20 internationals.

With this record, Kohli has undeniably etched his name in cricket history, raising the bar for future cricket aspirants. Stay tuned to NDTV Sports for more updates on this cricketing prodigy's journey.

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