Virat Kohli’s sensational ton against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 game has made him one step closer to the great feet reached by the master Sachin Tendulkar. Here are 3 ODI World Records set by the great Sachin Tendulkar that are now close to getting breached by Virat Kohli in 2023.
Sachin Tendulkar is unarguably the greatest batsman of all time and his records speak for himself. However, Virat Kohli has proven to be a worthy successor of him considering his white ball records. Virat Kohli has been a step ahead of his idol in terms of ODI cricket in every single batting stat.
Virat’s ODI records have been unmatchable let alone players from his own era he has cleared the players from the previous generation as well. The modern master averages close to 60 in ODIs with 47 centuries on his name.
Although the 35-year-old faced a lean patch in his career post-lockdown, he has managed to catch up with his form in 2023. Virat has already smashed 5 hundred this year meanwhile he is still about to play the biggest mega event of the year.
3 ODI World Records of Sachin Tendulkar which Virat Kohli can break in 2023
Virat has been in a scintillating form this year across formats which can prove to be a very decisive factor for team India in the World Cup next month. During the ODI World Cup 2023 in India Virat can smash as many as 4 records of the master blaster which are as follows.
1. Most ODI Hundreds – Sachin Tendulkar (49)
The most infamous record that Virat can breach by the end of this year will be the highest number of ODI tons by any batter. Sachin has 49 centuries on his name after playing 452 innings in One-day cricket. Meanwhile, Kohli already has scored 47 hundred in just 267 innings.
Virat will at least play around 10 ODI games from now on in which he has every opportunity to score 2 hundreds to equal Sachin’s record.
2. Most Hundreds vs Australia – Sachin Tendulkar (9)
The most successful cricket team in the world had a hard time against the two dynamic Indian batters across formats. Sachin scored 9 ODI tons against the mighty Aussies whereas Virat has also smashed 8 against them.
Virat can surely surpass Sachin in this record as well considering the 3-match ODI series incoming just after the Asia Cup 2023 and a World Cup game in Chennai as well.
3. Fastest to 14000 ODI runs – Sachin Tendulkar (350 innings)
In the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 game against Pak, Virat became the fastest to reach 13000 ODI runs. He reached there in just 266 innings which means he has 83 innings more to breach Sachin’s landmark. However, it is very likely that the former Indian captain will break this record this year only.