The greatest ODI cricketer of this generation is Virat Kohli. In all likelihood, Virat Kohli would be playing his last ODI World Cup. It would be a fitting end to his career if India can manage to win the World Cup. On the other hand, there would be a few records, as well, which the former Indian skipper might target. On that note, here, we take a look at two ODI World Cup records Virat Kohli can break in 2023.
1) Most centuries in ODI World Cup history (6 – Jointly held by Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar)
In the ODI World Cups, so far, it has been more about consistency for Virat Kohli. While he has scored many fifties, he has only made 2 centuries so far. It is a surprise because Virat Kohli has a great record for converting fifties into centuries.
Nevertheless, he is rediscovering his old self in recent months. Hitting five centuries is a difficult task and is considered out of the league for many. But for players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, it is very much possible. If Virat Kohli has a good start to the tournament, he can, as well, aim to get past this record.
2) Most runs by an Indian batter against Pakistan in ODI World Cup history (313 runs – Sachin Tendulkar)
Virat Kohli always performs when the opposition is Pakistan. He is sure to play the opposition at least once in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
At the moment, in three innings against them, he has 193 runs. This record also includes a century and a fifty. Sachin Tendulkar holds this record and Virat Kohli can get past this. All Virat Kohli needs is a century and 21 runs extra to go to the top of the list. If India meets Pakistan in the knockouts, Virat’s chances further improve to own this record.