Virat Kohli Centuries

Kohli’s Centuries: A Statistical Masterclass

Virat Kohli, the name synonymous with batting brilliance, boasts a century-scoring record unmatched by most in the modern era. His ability to consistently convert fifties into tons has earned him the respect of fans and fellow players alike. But how many centuries has Kohli actually scored, and what makes his record so remarkable? Let’s delve deeper into the numbers and dissect the statistical genius of Kohli’s century-making prowess.

A Century of Centuries: A Staggering Feat

As of March 2, 2024, Kohli stands tall with a monumental 80 international centuries to his name. This places him firmly in second place among all-time international century scorers. He is just just behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who holds the record with 100 tons.

Here’s a breakdown of Kohli’s centuries across formats:

One Day Internationals (ODIs) – 50 Centuries

Kohli reigns supreme with a staggering 50 centuries in this format, surpassing even Tendulkar’s record of 49. This achievement, in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, solidifies his position as the highest ODI century scorer of all time.

No.ScoreOppositionVenue
1107Sri LankaEden Gardens, Kolkata
2102*BangladeshSher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
3118AustraliaVisakhapatnam
4105New Zealand Guwahati
5100*BangladeshDhaka
6107EnglandCardiff
7112*EnglandFeroz Shah Kotla Ground
8117West Indies Visakhapatnam
9133*Sri LankaBellerive Oval, Hobart
10108Sri LankaSher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
11183PakistanSher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
12106Sri LankaMRIC Stadium, Hambantota
13128*Sri LankaColombo
14102West IndiesQueen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain
15115ZimbabweHarare Sports Club, Harare
16100*AustraliaSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
17115*AustraliaVCA Stadium, Nagpur
18123New ZealandMcLean Park, Napier
19136Bangladesh Fatullah
20127West Indies Dharamshala
21139*Sri Lanka Ranchi
22107PakistanAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
23138South AfricaM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
24117AustraliaMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
25106AustraliaManuka Oval, Canberra
26154*New ZealandPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
27122EnglandMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
28111*West IndiesSabina Park, Kingston
29131Sri LankaR. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
30110*Sri LankaR. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
31121New ZealandWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
32113New ZealandGreen Park Stadium, Kanpur
33112South AfricaKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
34160*South AfricaNewlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
35129*South AfricaSuperSport Park, Centurion
36140West IndiesACA Stadium, Guwahati
37157*West IndiesACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
38107West IndiesMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
39104AustraliaAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
40116AustraliaVidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
41123AustraliaJSCA International Stadium, Ranchi
42120West IndiesQueen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain
43114*West IndiesQueen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain
44113BangladeshZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
45113Sri LankaBarsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
46166*Sri LankaGreenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
47122*Pakistan R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
48103*BangladeshMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
49101*South AfricaEden Gardens, Kolkata
50117New ZealandWankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Virat Kohli’s Test Match Centuries: A Detailed Look

With 29 centuries, Kohli ranks as the fourth-highest active scorer. In Test tons, trailing only behind Joe Root, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson. This showcases his ability to excel in the longest format, demanding grit and technical prowess.

No.ScoreOppositionVenue
1116AustraliaAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
2103New ZealandM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
3103EnglandVidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
4107AustraliaM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
5119South AfricaWanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
6105*New ZealandBasin Reserve, Wellington
7115AustraliaAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
8141AustraliaAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
9169AustraliaMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
10147AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
11103Sri LankaGalle International Stadium, Galle
12200West IndiesSir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound
13211New ZealandHolkar Stadium, Indore
14167EnglandACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
15235EnglandWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
16204Bangladesh Hyderabad
17103*Sri LankaGalle International Stadium, Galle
18104*Sri LankaEden Gardens, Kolkata
19213Sri Lanka Nagpur
20243Sri LankaFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
21153South AfricaSuperSport Park, Centurion
22149EnglandEdgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
23103EnglandTrent Bridge, Nottingham
24139West IndiesRajkot
25123AustraliaPerth Stadium, Perth
26254*South AfricaMaharashtra CAS, Pune
27136BangladeshEden Gardens, Kolkata
28186AustraliaNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
29121West IndiesQueen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

3. Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is): 

While his primary strength lies in longer formats, Kohli has proven his mettle in the fast-paced world of T20s as well. He boasts a solitary century in this format, highlighting his adaptability across diverse cricketing landscapes.

No.ScoreOppositionVenue
1122*AfghanistanDubai

Dominating the Chase: The Champion of Chases

One of Kohli’s most defining traits is his remarkable ability to score centuries while chasing targets. He has earned the iconic title of “Champion of the Chase” with a staggering 27 centuries while chasing. It showcases his composure and ability to handle pressure situations. This feat highlights his crucial role in guiding India to memorable victories.

Conversion Hero: Finishing What He Starts

A true champion thrives under pressure and delivers when needed most. Kohli’s ability to convert fifties into centuries is further amplified by his impressive record of remaining unbeaten in 19 of his 50 ODI centuries. This translates to a remarkable 38% conversion rate into unbeaten hundreds. It shows his exceptional ability to anchor the innings and take his team to victory.

Conquering SENA: Facing the Toughest Challenges Head-on

Scoring centuries in countries like England, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, continuously and collectively. Scoring runs in SENA nations, is considered a significant challenge due to their demanding pitches and challenging batting conditions. Kohli has proven his class by scoring 10 centuries in these SENA countries, showcasing his adaptability and ability to perform under pressure in diverse cricketing environments.

Beyond the Numbers: The Legacy of Virat Kohli

While the numbers paint a remarkable picture, Kohli’s impact on the game goes beyond mere statistics. His aggressive batting style, coupled with his exceptional fitness and leadership qualities, has inspired millions of aspiring cricketers worldwide. He has redefined the role of a modern batsman, emphasizing the importance of mental strength and a never-give-up attitude.

Looking Ahead: A Quest for More

Despite already cementing his legacy as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Kohli’s hunger for runs remains undiminished. He continues to push boundaries and inspire generations. As he ventures further into his cricketing journey, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him rewrite record books and add further chapters to his already remarkable century-scoring legacy.

Conclusion

Virat Kohli’s century record is a testament to his dedication, discipline, and unwavering passion for the game. His ability to consistently score big runs across formats has placed him amongst the cricketing elite. As he continues to evolve and adapt, one thing remains certain: the world of cricket eagerly awaits the next chapter in the story of Virat Kohli’s centuries.

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