Former Pakistan captain and maverick batsman of the 80s Javed Miandad has hailed India skipper Virat Kohli as a “genius who is the best batsman in the world”. On Wednesday, Kohli scored his 34th ODI century – an unbeaten 160 – to set up India’s 124-run win over South Africa in Cape Town, which has left the No 1 ranked ODI team up 3-0 in the six-match series.
Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar and Ganguly records after 34th ODI hundred
India captain Virat Kohli slammed his 34th ODI hundred on Wednesday against South Africa, reaching the landmark in 101 fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli scored his 34th ODI hundred in his 197th innings while Tendulkar had reached the landmark in his 298th innings against Namibia in 2003. Kohli has now hit 55 international hundreds, the fifth most in history.
While Tendulkar had brought up his 34th ton in his 298th innings (vs Namibia in the 2003 World Cup), Kohli reached there in only his 197th innings.