ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Real GOD? Sachin Tendulkar predicted 11 years back Virat Kohli would break his records

Karan RawatKaran Rawat

November 7 2023
Real GOD? Sachin Tendulkar predicted 11 years back Virat Kohli would break his records

Virat Kohli has equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI hundreds.

It was a record-breaking night on Sunday when India faced South Africa in the table-topper clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This was a highly anticipated clash between the two best teams of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which ended in a one-sided affair. India were too good for Proteas, who suffered the heaviest ODI defeat in their cricket history.

South Africa had no answers to Indian bowlers. In the first innings, Virat Kohli went on to equal Sachin Tendulkar for the joint-most ODI hundreds in history. He was also celebrating his 35th birthday and made it memorable. Virat became only the third player after Ross Taylor and Mitchell Marsh to score a hundred on birthday in a World Cup game. As he reached his hundred, an 11-year-old video of Sachin Tendulkar went viral on social media platforms.

Sachin Tendulkar predicted Virat Kohli will break his record of international centuries

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 101 off 121 balls, including ten fours, against South Africa in Kolkata on a difficult pitch. With that, he became the second-highest run-scorer in the ongoing tournament. He has scored 543 runs at an average and strike rate of 108.60 and 88.29, with two hundreds and four half-centuries. After his hundred, a video started getting noticed, in which Sachin Tendulkar told Salman Khan that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were the ones that could break his record.

Salman asked him, “Can anyone break your record?” Sachin Tendulkar answered, “I think those who can, are sitting in this room only. Virat and Rohit are the ones.” Salman asked for the one who could break his 100 international centuries record. However, Virat now has 79 hundreds across formats.

Watch the video here:

He is still 21 hundreds behind of the all-time record. Rohit, on the other hand, has 45 international centuries. He is fourth on the list of Indian batters with the most international hundreds after Rahul Dravid (48). Meanwhile, Sachin congratulated Virat on equaling his record and tweeted, “Well played, Virat. It took me 365 days to go from 49 to 50 earlier this year. I hope you go from 49 to 50 and break my record in the next few days. Congratulations!!”

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