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16 Jan 2019

#IndiaInAustralia: Virat Kohli can reach 100 hundreds, says Azharuddin

Virat Kohli scored 39th ODI hundred against Australia

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli smashed his 39th career ODI hundred on Tuesday against Australia in Adelaide.

His knock of 104 helped India beat Australia by six wickets.

The visitors levelled the the three-match ODI series at 1-1.

Kohli, who has been in scintillating form with the bat, was praised by former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin.

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Virat Kohli scored 39th ODI hundred against Australia
Kohli has a staggering 64 centuries in international cricket

Kohli tons

Kohli has a staggering 64 centuries in international cricket

Kohli has been India's best batsman in both Tests and ODIs.

In 2018 as well, the 30-year-old finished as the leading run-scorer across both the formats.

Kohli has a habit of scoring centuries everywhere he plays.

The modern day legend has 25 Test tons.

Across both the formats, Kohli has an astounding 64 centuries.

He needs 34 more to register 100 tons.

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Azharuddin feels Kohli is the most consistent batsman

Speaking to Aaj Tak, Azharuddin said that Kohli could reach 100 hundreds if he stays fit and praised the consistency level he brings.

"Virat Kohli's consistency level has been achieved by very few people. And I believe if he's fit, and if there's no injury, he can reach 100 hundreds. His consistency level is better than most players around the world," said Azhar.

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Kohli only behind Sachin, Ponting in centuries scored

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Kohli only behind Sachin, Ponting in centuries scored

Kohli went past former Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara (63) for the most number of centuries scored across formats.

Kohli needs another eight more tons to go past Aussie legend Ricky Ponting (71).

Sachin Tendulkar has the most number of hundreds (100).

If Kohli keeps on going at this rate, then he could surpass Tendulkar one day.

Kohli vs Sachin

Kohli has a knack of breaking Tendulkar's records

On Tuesday, Kohli got to his 39th ODI ton in 210 innings.

It took Tendulkar to achieve the same in a staggering 350 innings.

Kohli has already overtaken Tendulkar in many records over quite some time.

This was another feather in the cap.

Last year, Kohli took the least number of innings (205) to score 10,000 runs in ODIs.

Tendulkar had taken 259 innings.

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How many runs did Virat Kohli score in the second ODI versus Australia?

What did Mohammad Azharuddin say about the Indian captain?

How many tons does Kohli have in international cricket?

Where does Kohli stand in terms of total hundreds scored by batsmen across formats?

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How many runs did Virat Kohli score in the second ODI versus Australia?

Asked on 16-01-2019 by Hemant Verma

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Virat Kohli scored a 112-ball 104 in the second ODI versus Australia in Adelaide.

What did Mohammad Azharuddin say about the Indian captain?

Asked on 16-01-2019 by Anika Das

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Mohammad Azharuddin stated to Aaj Tak, I believe if he's fit, and if there's no injury, he can reach 100 hundreds. His consistency level is better than most players around the world."

How many tons does Kohli have in international cricket?

Asked on 16-01-2019 by Aanya Powar

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Kohli has scored a total of 64 centuries in international cricket.

Where does Kohli stand in terms of total hundreds scored by batsmen across formats?

Asked on 16-01-2019 by Angel Rathore

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Kohli is third on the list. He is behind Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ricky Ponting (71).

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