Although Milestones in cricket play a great role in one’s career. The hunger to score runs and take wickets by the players has taken the game of cricket to newer levels. From time to time many records have been broken and created by some of the greatest players to have played the game. Talking of batting records, batters over the years have created various records related to scoring centuries and smashing runs.
3 Players who scored the most ODI centuries in a winning cause
ODI cricket has seen instances where one batsman has completely ruled the game and has even outplayed the opposition. However, their performances in the winning causes have got even more praise. Let’s take a look at 3 Players who scored the most ODI centuries in a winning cause.
Virat Kohli – 37
Indian batter Virat Kohli has the most ODI centuries in a winning cause. The right-hander has smashed 37 tons in games that India has won. The 34-year-old had been smashing runs for fun and he’s one of the main reasons behind India’s success since last decade. His other records in winning causes are even more staggering as he has scored 8984 runs at an average of 74.86 to go with 38 half-centuries.
Virat Kohli has the most hundreds in winning cause in ODI history – 37.
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Sachin Tendulkar – 33
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has the second most ODI centuries in a winning cause. The former Indian skipper has smashed 33 tons in games that India has won. Considered the God of cricket, Tendulkar has scored 11157 runs in winning games at an average of 56.63. His highest score of unbeaten 200 runs also came in the winning game. Apart from 33 tons, he also has 59 half-centuries as well.
Ricky Ponting – 25
Australia’s most successful skipper Ricky Ponting has the third most ODI centuries in a winning cause. Known as ‘Punter’, the right-hander has registered 25 tons in winning games. He has been staggering in games that his side has won as he has scored 10726 runs at an average of 49.20 in 234 games. He also has the most half-centuries in the winning cause as he has smashed 69 fifties.