India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli is all set to become the 5th India cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni to feature in 100 ODIs at home.
Virat Kohli set to become only 5th India player to feature in 100 ODIs at home (AFP Photo)
- Virat Kohli all set to become the 5th India cricketer to play 100 ODIs at home
- Kohli has played 99 ODIs at home and has scored 5002 runs
- India take on West Indies in a crucial 2nd ODI in Ahmedabad on Wednesday
Former India captain is all set to join an elite list of India cricketers as he gears up for his 100th ODI at home. Kohli will achieve the landmark when India take on the West Indies in the 2nd of a 3-match ODI series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 9.
Virat Kohli will become only the 5th India cricketer to play 100 ODIs at home after Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. Kohli has played a total of 258 ODIs and scored over 12,200 runs.
Kohli has played 99 ODIs and has scored 5002 runs and hit 19 hundreds in home conditions. Only Sachin Tendulkar has a better record than the former captain. The legendary Mumbai batter finished with 6976 runs in 164 ODIs at home.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 9, 2022
Notably, Kohli can also achieve another major landmark if he gets to the much-awaited 3-figure score as he will equal Tendulkar’s tally of most hundreds at home for India in ODIs.
MOST MATCHES AT HOME FOR INDIA IN ODIS
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Virat Kohli, who was part of India’s 1000th ODI on Sunday, got out for just 8 after playing 4 deliveries in a strange knock. India managed to hammer West Indies by 6 wickets as spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar picked up 7 wickets between them to restrict West Indies to 177.
Virat Kohli hasn’t been in the best of forms in international cricket as a century has eluded him since November 2019. However, the former captain hit 2 fifties in losing cause in South Africa but his innings on Sunday did raise a few eyebrows.
Captain Rohit Sharma hit a 51-ball 60 as India got past the finish line with 22 overs to spare.
Meanwhile, for the 2nd ODI, India have been bolstered by the returns of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer who have recovered from Covid-19. KL Rahul, his vice-captain, also trained with the team in Ahmedabad after missing the first ODI due to personal reasons.
Dhawan is likely to return to the playing XI, replacing Ishan Kishan who was added to the ODI squad and opened the innings along with Rohit in the series opener.
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