Virat Kohli missed his historic 49th century against Sri Lanka on Thursday, November 2. Kohli was out after scoring 88 runs. Although it is not his 49th century, he has equaled a big record of Sachin Tendulkar.
Actually, Virat Kohli has become the second Indian batsman to score 4000 runs in international cricket against Sri Lanka. Kohli achieved this feat in the 72nd match. Sachin Tendulkar is the all-time leading run-scorer against Sri Lanka, with 5108 runs in 109 matches at an average of 49.11 with 17 centuries and 23 half-centuries.
Kohli is also at fourth place in the list of most runs scored by an Indian batsman against an opposition team. Sachin Tendulkar's name is recorded at the top. He has scored 6707 runs in 110 matches against Australia. Kohli has scored 5149 runs in 95 matches against Australia.
Apart from this, Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar's record of scoring most 1000 runs in ODI. Kohli has scored 1000 or more runs in ODIs eight times in his career. The Master Blaster had scored more than a thousand runs in a calendar year seven times in ODI cricket. Kohli has achieved this feat in the years 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now in 2023.
Let us tell you that before getting out against Sri Lanka, Kohli played an inning of 88 runs. Kohli faced 94 balls. During this period he hit 11 fours. Kohli had completed his half-century in 50 balls. Kohli along with Gill made a century partnership for the second wicket.