Sachin Tendulkar on Virat Kohli breaking ODI centuries record: ‘Couldn’t be happier’
Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Virat Kohli on breaking his record for most ODI hundreds. ‘I am so happy that that young boy has grown into a ‘Virat’ player. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record,’ Sachin wrote on ‘X’.
Virat Kohli on Wednesday scaled new heights with his record-breaking 50th ODI century during India’s Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Mumbai. The century helped Virat Kohli surpass Sachin Tendulkar for most ODI centuries, and the Master Blaster took to social media to congratulate the batter.
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“The first time I met you in the Indian dressing room, you were pranked by other teammates into touching my feet. I couldn’t stop laughing that day. But soon, you touched my heart with your passion and skill. I am so happy that that young boy has grown into a ‘Virat’ player. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage – in the World Cup Semi-final – and at my home ground is the icing on the cake,” Tendulkar posted on micro-blogging site ‘X’.
Kohli and Shreyas Iyer’s centuries helped India post 397 on the board, and in reply, New Zealand were 30/1 in 5.4 overs. Kohli had come into bat at number three after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma in the ninth over. He forged a 93-run stand with Shubman Gill, and followed it up with a 163-run partnership with fellow centurion Shreyas Iyer.
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Published on: November 15, 2023 19:09:43 IST
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