Virat Kohli broke Sachin’s record (Photo-PTI)
Whenever Virat Kohli comes on the field, some record or the other is definitely broken. Something similar was seen in the semi-final match of World Cup 2023. As soon as Virat Kohli’s name was included in the playing eleven in the match against New Zealand, he broke the big record of Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli achieved what Sachin did not achieve in his two decade long ODI career at Wankhede. Let us now tell you which record has been made by Virat Kohli?
Virat Kohli has become the first Indian cricketer to play four semi-finals in the ODI World Cup. Virat Kohli played his first semi-final in the World Cup in 2011. Team India had also won this World Cup. After this, in 2015, Virat played the semi-finals in the World Cup held in Australia. In 2019, Virat Kohli reached the semi-finals in the World Cup played in England and now in 2023, once again Virat Kohli has got the honor of playing the World Cup semi-finals.
Sachin played 3 World Cups
Sachin Tendulkar played 6 World Cups in his 24-year long career and during this he could play the semi-finals only three times. Sachin was able to reach the semi-finals of the 1996, 2003 and 2011 World Cups. Now Virat Kohli has overtaken him. However, Virat Kohli can break another record of his in the World Cup 2023.
Sachin’s world record in danger
Another world record of Sachin is on Virat’s target. Sachin had scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup. This is the best performance of any batsman in a single edition of the World Cup. In this World Cup, Virat Kohli has scored 594 runs at an average of 99. Meaning Virat Kohli has a chance to overtake Sachin.
Virat has a chance to score 50 centuries
Let us tell you that Virat Kohli has equaled Sachin’s record of 49 ODI centuries. Now Virat can surpass Sachin by scoring a century in this World Cup. Indian fans would like Virat Kohli to do this in the semi-final match against New Zealand itself.