Virat Kohli scores 49th ODI century on his 35th birthday
Virat Kohli scored his 49th ODI century on his 35th birthday against South Africa in the 2023 Cricket World Cup match in Kolkata. This was a special day for all Indian viewers and his die-hard fans, as they got to see him in a cool and calm new role. He has now equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most ODI centuries.
Kohli’s century was a masterclass in batting. He paced his innings perfectly and played some exquisite shots. He was particularly severe on the South African bowlers through the off-side. He reached his century in style, with a six over long-on.
Kohli’s century was all the more special because it came on his birthday. He had been under a lot of pressure in recent months, but he responded with a magnificent innings. He showed that he is still one of the best batsmen in the world and that he can still score centuries against the best bowlers.
Kohli’s century has given India a much-needed boost in the World Cup. They are now in a strong position to qualify for the semi-finals. Kohli will be hoping to continue his good form and help India win the World Cup.