Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Kohli a ton away from matching Sachin feat


MUMBAI: Virat Kohli, who is chased by records in virtually every game he plays, will today stand a chance to match his idol Sachin Tendulkar in the number of ODI centuries on home soil when India take on Australia in the first ODI of the three-match series.

Tendulkar, who holds the record for most centuries in the 50-over format, scored 20 of those hundreds in India. Kohli currently sits on 19 centuries on home soil and will equal the batting great if he crosses the three-figure mark against the Aaron Finch led-Australia at the Wankhede Stadium.

Kohli recently became the quickest to reach 11,000 international runs as captain as India took on Sri Lanka in the third and final T20 international tie.

The captain also shed light on the possibility of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul playing together with the latter duo jostling for a place in the opening slot along with Rohit.