In the upcoming ODI series against England, Virat Kohli is one step away from Sachin Tendulkar's century record and can leave Ricky Ponting's century record behind after a century.
Virat Kohli scored his last century in November 2019. If Kohli first scores a century in the first ODI to be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune, then he can create many records. A century will bring him equal to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He will become the player to score the most centuries in ODI cricket at home with Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar has the most centuries in ODIs. He has 49 ODI centuries in his name. At the same time, Virat Kohli has 43 centuries in ODIs. Apart from this, Virat Kohli will become the player to score the most centuries in all three formats as captain. He will leave Ricky Ponting behind.
Currently, Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting both have 41 centuries as captain. Shikhar Dhawan, who was dropped from the team after the first T20, will start the innings with Rohit Sharma. India has tried five opening pairs in the five-match T20 series.
Virat Kohli said, Shikhar and Rohit will open as far as the opening partnership is concerned. In ODIs, I do not think there is any better opening pair than these two. He has performed brilliantly in the last few years. Shikhar has played only 9 ODIs since June 2019. He has been out of the team since his injury against Australia in the World Cup.