KOLKATA: Almost 70,000 fans erupted in joy on Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday as he matched Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 49 ODI centuries during India’s World Cup match against South Africa.
Kohli achieved this milestone in the 49th over of India’s innings, reaching a century in front of a nearly full house at Eden Gardens.
Visuals shared online captured the ecstatic crowd breaking into thunderous cheers as Kohli accomplished this remarkable feat.
In the 2023 World Cup, Virat Kohli has now secured two centuries and scored four half-centuries in eight league matches. He is the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer, trailing only South Africa’s Quinton De Kock.