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2 records of Sachin Tendulkar that Virat Kohli broke during his 46th ODI century against Sri Lanka in the third ODI

Virat Kohli scored his 74th ton in International cricket.

Indian batter Virat Kohli is considered one of the best batters to have played the game of cricket. After struggling in the initial phase of his career, the right-hander wrote a story of his own, which has seen turning him into the King of cricket. When Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket, no one in the world would break his records. But with the way Virat Kohli made himself a name, he has already shattered many records of him and with the way he’s going, he is expected to break more records as well.

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Virat Kohli smashes his 46th ODI ton in the third game against Sri Lanka 

Indian batter Virat Kohli is just taking the game of cricket to another level. He produced another magnificent performance with the bat as he scored his 46th ton in ODIs and took his team to a comfortable position in the ongoing third game against Sri Lanka.

His 74th International century was another example of why is he considered among the greats to have played the game of cricket. Kohli came to bat when India lost skipper Rohit Sharma in the 16th over of 42 runs. Kohli looked very optimistic right from ball 1 and played staggering strokes all over the ground. This was his second hundred of the series with the first one coming in the opening game of the series.

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Kohli’s century took India past 350 runs as he staggering crafted his innings and made a mockery of the Sri Lankan bowling lineup. The right-hander scored unbeaten 166 runs and 13 fours and 8 sixes in his innings and batted with a strike rate of 150.91.

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His innings also saw him becoming the third-highest run-getter at home in the format. Kohli surpassed Mahela Jayawardene to enter the top five of the all-time highest run-getters in the ODI format.

2 records of Sachin Tendulkar that Virat Kohli broke during his 46th ODI century against Sri Lanka in the third ODI

With his ton, Kohli broke 2 records of Sachin Tendulkar. He became the only batter to score 10 centuries against an ODI team (Sri Lanka). Whereas Sachin Tendulkar has nine tons against West Indies.

He also broke Sachin’s record for most centuries at home. His unbeaten 166-run knock against Sri Lanka saw him smashing his 21st ton at home whereas Sachin had 20 hundred at home soil.

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