Virat Kohli breaks three all-time elite records of Sachin Tendulkar

Virat Kohli broke two Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time elite World Cup records during India’s World Cup 2023 semi-final.

In a stunning display of skill and consistency, Virat Kohli has once again left an indelible mark on cricket history, breaking three Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time elite World Cup records during India’s World Cup 2023 semi-final clash against New Zealand on November 15.

Kohli, in his rich vein of form, notched up his first-ever fifty in ICC OD World Cup knockouts, reaching 106* runs. In doing so, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single ODI World Cup edition. Virat hit his 50th century today, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries. Kohli now leads the scoring chart with an impressive tally of 674* runs in just 10 innings, and the way he’s playing, there’s a strong possibility he might breach the coveted 700-run mark in tournament history.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar had previously held the record with 673 runs in 11 innings during the 2003 edition, where India reached the final but lost to Australia. Following Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden held the second spot with 659 runs in 10 innings from the 2007 edition, and current captain Rohit Sharma had amassed 648 runs in 9 innings during the 2019 edition.

The updated list of the most runs in an ODI World Cup edition now stands as follows:

  • Virat Kohli – 674* runs in 10 innings, 2023
  • Sachin Tendulkar – 673 runs in 11 innings, 2003
  • Matthew Hayden – 659 runs in 10 innings, 2007
  • Rohit Sharma – 648 runs in 9 innings, 2019
  • David Warner – 647 runs in 9 innings, 2019

Not stopping at breaking Tendulkar’s runs record, Kohli achieved another milestone by becoming the first-ever cricketer to register eight fifty-plus scores in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. This surpasses the previous record held by Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan, who each had seven 50-plus knocks in the 2003 and 2019 editions, respectively.

The updated list for the most 50-plus scores in ODI World Cup history now looks like this:

  • Virat Kohli – 8* in 2023
  • Shakib Al Hasan – 7 in 2019
  • Sachin Tendulkar – 7 in 2003

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