After supernatural player Virat Kohli arrived at another most noteworthy on Sunday after he equalled amazing cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds of years, Australia incredible Ricky Ponting pampered acclaim on previous India skipper and anticipated considerably greater things to come for right-hander at the continuous ICC World Cup 2023. With a dazzling 100 years against South Africa on his 35th birthday celebration, Kohli equalled Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds, and the bold hitter has amassed a sum of 543 runs in the continuous competition at a normal of 108.60.
Kohli got to the achievement in 119 balls, including 10 fours at the notorious Eden Nurseries in Kolkata. In December 2009, he scored his most memorable ODI century against Sri Lanka at a similar setting.
The previous Australia chief accepts India’s right-hander would play with more prominent opportunity since he has equalled Tendulkar.
“That may be the monkey away from him now. I think he has been striving to approach Sachin’s record. That is done now and it has occurred at a truly great time at the competition for him. Another game to go and afterward they head into the semi-finals. It was a practically ideal day for Virat and an extraordinary day for India,” Ponting said of Kohli’s innings as cited by ICC.
Kohli’s hundred years against South Africa was his second of the competition and fourth in each of the 50-over World Cups, and it further adds to his case as one of the most mind-blowing players ever.
Nonetheless, Ponting accepts the ‘pursuit ace’ has held that title for quite a while and ought to be viewed as the best hitter ever
“There is no question he is totally mind-blowing and I have expressed that for quite a while. He didn’t have to rise to Sachin’s record, he doesn’t have to break the record. On the off chance that you take a gander at his general batting record it is staggering. To feel that he got 49 ODI hundreds and equalled Sachin and in 175 less innings is unimaginable,” Ponting noted.
Kohli’s staggering ton and Shreyas Iyer’s dangerous fifty supplemented a going after start from Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill to assist India with completing 326/5.
In the subsequent innings, The Indian bowlers jumped rapidly with the new ball, excusing South Africa’s top-request in the primary Powerplay. Following that, Ravindra Jadeja (5/33) snatched front stage, taking up successive wickets to subvert the Proteas’ endeavor.