Virat Kohli closes in on huge Sachin Tendulkar batting record

Virat Kohli produced yet another One Day International century as he helped India to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday.

And in doing so, the Indian legend became the fastest batter in the history of the men’s game to score 26,000 runs in international cricket, bettering the previous record, held by Sachin Tendulkar, but 33 innings 

Perhaps more significantly, Kohli’s hundred in Pune moved him just one behind Tendulkar for the most centuries in ODI cricket.

Kohli’s 48th ton in the format means he could yet overtake his compatriot’s all-time record of 49 during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.

And nobody else in the history of the game comes close to matching the pair’s century numbers, with Rohit Sharma third in the all-time list with 31.

Kohli’s brilliant 103* saw him reach triple figures with a six, which was also the winning shot of the match.

And the 34-year-old has underlined his status as one of the leading batters in the format in the world