Indian batting great Virat Kohli is about to reach a milestone in ODI cricket and the former captain looked back at his storied career. He highlighted the drive that helped him achieve so many feats in the sport. Virat Kohli will play a World Cup match on his 35th birthday as India faces South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 5.
Nearing his hero Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 49 ODI hundreds is Virat Kohli. After amassing a ton in the World Cup this year, Kohli now has 48. During India’s victory over New Zealand in Dharamsala, Kohli got closer to tying Tendulkar, but the former captain was dismissed for 95.
So far, Kohli has amassed 354 runs at an average of 88, with three hundreds and three fifties. Virat Kohli has set and broken a plethora of records in his 15-year-long ODI career. However, the 34-year-old stated that he did not expect to reach such great heights when he started out playing the sport professionally in Delhi.
“If we talk about cricket, I had never thought of achieving all, as in where my career is and how god has blessed me such a career span and performances. I had always dreamt I’d do this, but I had never thought things would pan out this way exactly, nobody can plan these things, the way your journey is going, and the way things unfold in front of you. I hadn’t thought that I’d score so many hundreds and so many runs in these 12 years (15 years).” Virat Kohli told Star Sports.
India are currently the table toppers being unbeaten in the World Cup 2023 campaign with 12 points from 6 games. India will take on Sri Lanka in a repeat of the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday before facing South Africa in Kolkata on Sunday.