Virat Kohli
A photo from Virat Kohli's career

With his 46 tonnes in ODIs, Virat Kohli is only three away from matching Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 49 tonnes.

Time is running out before the Asia Cup and the One-Day International World Cup, and the anticipation among fans is only growing. Team India, hoping to break a 10-year trophy drought in the ICC in the World Cup, is sparing no effort in its preparations. Fans in India will be tuning in to see their team’s top batter, Virat Kohli, play some lightning-fast cricket as he tries to break the record held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

The 34-year-old batter persevered through a dry spell and returned to form in spectacular fashion at the Asia Cup in 2022. Virat has shown his batting brilliance in both the 20-over and 50-over formats this year, scoring two hundred in the latter and 46 in the former.

Many cricket pundits and fans have predicted that the current India captain, Virat Kohli, will break Sachin’s record of 49 one-day international centuries due to Kohli’s red-hot form. Former India batsman Robin Uthappa has said that Kohli will prioritize victory above setting any records in the upcoming tournaments.

In recent years, Virat Kohli has shown little interest in setting new world records. People and admirers everywhere are completely hooked. He cares more about helping India win matches than making hundreds. Virat will be concentrating on leading India to victory at the Asia Cup and the World Cup. Uthappa said of him in Times of India, “He doesn’t really care about the records.”

Uthappa has claimed that it doesn’t matter if Virat breaks Sachin’s ODI centuries record during the Asia Cup, the World Cup, or at any other time in his career because his only concentration is on winning matches for India and not his hundreds.

When Kohli played in the recent Test series against the West Indies, he notched two hundred and 197 runs. Subsequently, in the three-game ODI series against the Windies, he featured in only one game before being benched as Team India tried out fresh lineups.

The Asia Cup 2023, which will be held jointly by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will begin on August 31. However, the ODI World Cup 2023 will be off in Ahmedabad on October 5.

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