It's not old enough. Just a few years ago, when cricket's god Sachin Tendulkar comes to the field, he always makes some records. While the time has changed so much that whenever Virat Kohli does something good, Sachin Tendulkar's record is broken. The third match of the ODI series between India and the West Indies has also been similar. Virat Kohli has scored a brilliant century in this match. This re-recorded a record of Virat Kohli in the name of Sachin Tendulkar.
The third ODI between India vs West Indies was played in Port of Spain on Wednesday (14 August). West Indies won the toss and batted first. He scored 240 for 7 in 35 overs. The West Indies had to stop the innings twice due to rain. This led to the match being reduced from 50-50 overs to 35-35 overs. The Indian team scored 255 runs for the win under the Duckworth-Lewis method, which they scored 256 for 4 in 32.3 overs to clinch the match and the series.
Kohli made 114 runs on 99 balls. Virat hit 14 fours in his innings and his strike rate was 115.15. This is Virat Kohli's second consecutive ODI century and 43rd ODI century. Virat has now scored 11,520 runs in 239 ODIs. They have come in at number eight in terms of scoring the most runs. Sachin Tendulkar is number one on the list with 18426 runs. The highest ODI century is also the same name for Sachin (49).
More importantly, Virat has scored his ninth ODI century against the West Indies. He is the first batsman to cross the 100-run mark 9 times against the Caribbean team. Virat has also equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record of scoring the highest century against one team. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 9 centuries against Australia.