Not content with smashing one of the greatest hundreds in ODI history in Hobart just a couple of weeks ago, Virat Kohli returned to plunder the Sri Lankan bowling once again in the Asia Cup this morning.
In so doing Kohli registered his tenth ODI ton in just his 80th innings in the format and thus becomes the fastest ever in terms of fewest number of innings to reach double figures for three figure scores in ODI - if you catch our meaning.
In fact Kohli obliterated the previous record of 99 innings set by Gordon Greenidge and also left the likes of Herschelle Gibbs (105), Marcus Trescothick (107), Brian Lara (109) and some bloke called Sachin Tendulkar (127) in his wake. The original Little Master has now gained some understanding of what it is to be the ugly bloke even if instead of missing out on girls, Tendulkar is left to watch all his mates (even R Ashwin) grabbing hundreds whilst his wait on 99 international hundreds now extends to 32 innings.
Kohli has no such worries and with Rahul Dravid confirming his retirement, a spot at number three in the Test side seems his for the taking even if his new record seems unlikely to last for long – the bearded Laxman Hashim Amla already has nine ODI tons from just 56 innings.
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