KOLKATA: India’s Virat Kohli equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 one-day international hundreds by hitting three figures in the World Cup pool match against semi-finalists South Africa on Sunday.
Kohli reached the milestone with 119 balls, including 10 fours, at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on his 35th birthday.
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It had taken him an innings of 277 to score 49 hundreds at this level, compared to the 438 needed by India 2011 World Cup champion Tendulkar.
“Every opportunity to play for India is a great opportunity, getting strong on my birthday is like a dream,” said Kohli, whose century added to his total of over 26,000 international runs.
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