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Pune, October 20: Indian cricketer Virat Kohli displayed his strength by scoring his 48th ODI century while chasing the target of 257 runs against Bangladesh in the ICC ODI World Cup at the MCA Stadium. This remarkable feat brings him closer to the prestigious record set by the great Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who has claimed 49 ODI centuries. Kohli is now just a century away from this prestigious milestone.
Kohli’s performance during India’s chase of 257 was nothing short of extraordinary. Showing great skill with the bat, he completed his century in 97 balls. The former Indian captain scored a total of 103 runs in 97 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes.
This excellent innings propelled Kohli to become the fourth-highest run-scorer in international cricket, putting him in elite company. He currently stands behind Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (28,016 runs) and Ricky Ponting (27,483 runs) in this prestigious list with an impressive tally of 26,026 runs in international cricket.
Kohli’s achievements in the ODI World Cup are equally remarkable. He has now overtaken Brian Lara and Rohit Sharma to become fourth in the list of highest scorers in the history of the tournament with 1,289 runs. In this particular category, he is behind only Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 runs), Ricky Ponting (1,743 runs) and Kumar Sangakkara (1,531 runs).
Furthermore, in the ongoing edition of the World Cup, Kohli has moved up to the second position among run-scorers with 259 runs in four innings at an impressive average of 129.50 and a strike rate of 90.24. He is second only to India captain Rohit Sharma, who has scored 265 runs. Kohli’s consistent performances have cemented his reputation as one of the premier batsmen in the cricket world.