World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli becomes 7th Indian with 50 ODI fifties

first_imgVirat Kohli joined Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, and Mohammad Azharuddin when he hit his 50th ODI fifty during India’s World Cup 2019 match against Australia at The Oval on Sunday.In World Cups, Virat Kohli scored a hundred in India’s opening matches against Bangladesh in 2011 and Pakistan in 2015. After being dismissed for 18 vs South Africa on June 5, Kohli hit a fluent 82 against Australia on June 9 against Australia at The Oval.Besides his 50 fifties in ODIs, Virat Kohli has 41 hundreds in the format.Virat Kohli has been the best batsman in one-day internationals since the 2015 World Cup. Over the last 4 years, Virat Kohli has broken several records in the 50-over format. He is the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs and is closing in on the 11,000-run mark.Kohli is 2nd in the list of most century scorers in ODIs.Earlier in the year, Virat Kohli swept the ICC awards winning the Cricketer of the Year, the ODI Cricketer of the Year and the Test Cricketer of the Year.Virat Kohli has scored 3 hundreds in 2019 and all 3 of his ODI hundreds have come against Australia.On January 15, Kohli scored 104 at the Adelaide Oval before hitting back-to-back hundreds against Australia in Nagpur and Ranchi.After getting off to a poor start with the bat against South Africa in India’s 2019 World Cup opener, Virat Kohli came out all guns blazing against Australia on Sunday to help India record the highest ever total by any team against 5-time champions Australia.advertisementAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan hits 3rd World Cup hundred as India bully AustraliaAlso Read | World Cup 2019 India vs Australia, Innings Report: Australia face record chase at The OvalAlso Watch:last_img

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