ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final: Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI Centuries Record. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli delivered an exceptional performance, breaking records and solidifying his position as one of the greatest ODI batsmen in history. Leading the tournament in run-scoring, he amassed an astonishing 674 runs in a mere 9 matches, featuring two centuries and seven 50-plus scores.
Kohli’s outstanding form played a pivotal role in India reaching the semi-finals of the tournament. Serving as the anchor in key matches, such as victories against Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa, his consistent performance and capacity to score substantial runs under pressure were instrumental in India’s success.
In addition to his prolific batting, Kohli demonstrated his fielding skills by taking crucial catches. His leadership was marked by passion, determination, and positive energy, inspiring teammates to excel.
Kohli’s display in the World Cup 2023 showcased his talent, hard work, and dedication. Silencing critics, he reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s premier batsmen. His historic achievement of being the first to score 50 ODI centuries is a remarkable feat destined to be etched in cricketing history.
Record-Breaking Performance by Virat Kohli In ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Virat Kohli delivered an outstanding performance in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, leaving an indelible mark in the history books with numerous remarkable achievements. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the records he shattered during the tournament:
Most Runs in a Single ODI World Cup Edition: During India’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday, Virat Kohli set a new record for the highest number of 50+ scores in a single World Cup edition. With eight fifty-plus scores in the 2023 World Cup, the ex-Indian captain surpassed both Sachin Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan, who achieved seven each in 2003 and 2019, respectively.
Most 50-Plus Scores in a Single ODI World Cup Edition: In a single ODI World Cup edition, Virat Kohli outshone Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the highest run tally. Kohli accumulated an impressive 674 runs in 9 matches, surpassing Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs in 11 matches during the World Cup 2023.
First Player to Score 50 Centuries in ODIs: During India’s World Cup 2023 match against South Africa, Virat Kohli made history by becoming the first player in ODI cricket to achieve 50 centuries. He reached this milestone, equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries before surpassing it with his 50th century.
Highest Average in a Single ODI World Cup Edition: Virat Kohli secured the highest batting average in a single ODI World Cup edition, impressively averaging 99.00 runs per inning. This surpassed the previous record of 81.66 held by Viv Richards in the 1979 World Cup.