SA vs Ind, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record with 160 at Newlands

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 8, 2018, 2:00 pm IST
Updated Feb 8, 2018, 2:00 pm IST
Sachin Tendulkar had scored 152 runs in151 balls against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar had predicted that either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma will go onto break his record of 100 centuries. (Photo: AP)
 Sachin Tendulkar had predicted that either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma will go onto break his record of 100 centuries. (Photo: AP)

Cape Town: Virat Kohli is scoring runs for fun against helpless South Africa team. The team India skipper have smashed bowlers all around the park as his appetite for runs keeps on increasing day by day.

During the third ODI against South Africa, Kohli scored his 34th ODI century and also broke records of India's legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

 

Read: 75 singles, 11 doubles, 1 triple! Story of Virat Kohli’s unique ton vs South Africa

The 29-year-old, who remained unbeaten on 160 runs of 159 balls, became the first Indian batsman to register the highest score in an ODI in South Africa. The record was previously held by master blaster (Sachin Tendulkar)who had scored 152 runs in 151 balls against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup.

Kohli broke Sachin's record after completing his 34th ODI hundred.

Tendulkar had predicted that either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma will go onto break his record of 100 centuries. He made the prediction in 2012, during a lavish bash thrown by industrialist and his IPL team Mumbai Indians' owner Mukesh Ambani to felicitate Tendulkar for completing 100 international tons.

In current form and consistency with the bat, Kohli  certainly looks like reaching the goal (Tendulkar’s record) and proving the legendary cricketer's prediction right.





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