Virat Kohli finally broke his 1205-day Test hundred drought when he hit his 28th ton against Australia in the final match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. With the one-day series slated to begin on March 17 in Mumbai, Kohli will be hungry for runs, and will aim to make the most of his current form. He has a chance to break multiple records in his favourite format, including Ricky Ponting’s record of most ODI runs at home.
Kohli is just 48 runs away from surpassing the Australian legend for most runs in the ODIs at home. In 153 home ODIs, Ponting scored 5,406 runs, while Kohli has scored 5348 runs in 107 matches. Sachin Tendulkar leads the charts with 6,976 runs in 164 ODIs played in India. Kohli also needs 191 runs to achieve 13,000 runs in ODIs, and if he achieves this feat, he would become the fifth batter ever to do so after Sachin, Kumar Sangakkara, Ponting and Sanath Jayasuriya.
Kohli’s incredible performance and consistency have paved the way for him to break many more records. With 46 centuries in his name, Kohli could inch closer to Sachin’s record of 49 ODI centuries in the upcoming series against Australia.
The level of Kohli’s proficiency and skill is undisputed, and he has often been compared to legends of the game like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Ricky Ponting. In a way, Kohli is often seen as the next generation batting great, who is capable of being mentioned in the same breath as these outstanding players.
All in all, Kohli’s monumental achievements in cricket are the result of his unwavering dedication, discipline, and hard work. His commitment to the game and his drive to succeed make him one of the most remarkable players of his generation. In the upcoming series, all eyes will be on Kohli to see if he can continue his incredible form and break more records.