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Virat hits a ton, equals Sachin’s record. But here is why Barsapara will always be special to King Kohli

First Published: 10th January, 2023 18:08 IST

Virat hit 10 fours and one six to slam the 113 runs off 87 balls

Barsapara Crikect Stadium of Guwahati will always have a special connect, special place for ace India cricketer Virat Kohli. He slammed a century (113) at the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka at the Barsapara ground that smashed many records while creating new ones for the cricketing legend and for cricket as a whole. The Barsapra century is the former India captain’s 45th ODI ton and 73rd century in international cricket.
Kohli hit 10 fours and one six to create history before walking off the pavilion at 113 off 87 balls. He was caught by Ajantha Mendis to a ball by Kasun Rajitha at 48.2 overs with India at a formidable 364 on the scoreboard.
With this century, Kohli has equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 20 ODI tons at home. Tendulkar reached the landmark in 164 matches, Kohli did it in just 101 games.
Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries against Sri Lanka in ODIs. Tendulkar has eight to his credit while Kohli has gone to nine.

This is his first ODI hundred at home since the last one he scored against Australia in March 2019.

Also Read: Virat Kohli On Cusp of Shattering Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘All-time Records’ in Sri Lanka ODIs

Also Read: India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli Slams 45th ODI Century, Equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Massive Record

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