Virat Kohli currently holds the second position in terms of the most international centuries, trailing behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 centuries, while Kohli has 80.
Virat Kohli had an outstanding performance in the Cricket World Cup, becoming the first player in history to amass over 700 runs in a single edition. Across 11 matches, he scored 765 runs with an impressive average of 95.62, including three centuries and six half-centuries. Despite his remarkable achievements, reaching 100 centuries might be a formidable challenge for the 35-year-old cricket star, according to West Indies legend Brian Lara.
Lara expressed skepticism about Kohli achieving this milestone, emphasizing the difficulty of scoring 20 more centuries, especially considering Kohli’s age. Lara acknowledged Kohli’s discipline and dedication, expressing admiration for his commitment to the game. While Lara wishes Kohli success, he considers the 100-century mark the most challenging record to attain.
Looking ahead, both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two prominent batters of their generation, face uncertainty in white-ball cricket. Excluded from T20 internationals since the T20 World Cup 2022, they are not part of India’s plans for the South Africa assignment. The debate on their potential T20 return continues, with opinions divided. Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar suggests deciding on their T20 World Cup 2024 participation closer to the tournament, emphasizing the need to simplify team selection based on current form.
Virat Kohli was the top scorer of the tournament in world cup 2023 this year. He also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI century record of 49 centuries as well as the highest runs scored in a single world cup tournament. Unfortunately India lost the finals to Australia making it their 6th world cup title.
Looking at Virat Kohli’s physical fitness and his current form 100 centuries seems possible but one cannot be sure because hitting 20 international centuries is a big task and may take a longer time. For how long and what all international formats the modern day great will choose to play is another question that he can only answer.