The first semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is to be played between India and New Zealand. During this match to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Virat Kohli will once again be eyeing to break Sachin Tendulkar’s big record. Virat Kohli has already equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in ODIs and if he hits another century at the Wankhede in Mumbai, Kohli will become the highest-scoring batsman in international ODI matches. Apart from this, Virat Kohli will target another record of Sachin Tendulkar which no batsman could break in the last 20 years.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 673 runs in 11 innings of 11 matches during the 2003 World Cup. Meanwhile, one century and six half-centuries came from Sachin’s bat. Sachin became the highest run-scorer in a single edition of the World Cup. This record of Sachin continues even today. Hayden, Rohit Sharma, Warner came close to this great record of Sachin, but could not break it.
Matthew Hayden scored 659 runs in 11 matches in 2007 World Cup with 3 centuries and one century and is second in the list of batsmen with most centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit Sharma scored 648 runs in 9 matches in 2019 World Cup and is third in this list. While David Warner scored 647 runs in 10 innings in the 2019 World Cup.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored 594 runs with 2 centuries and 5 fifties at an average of 99.00 in 9 matches in the current tournament. Virat Kohli needs 80 more runs to break Sachin’s record.
If India make it to the finals, Virat will have a chance to leave these figures far behind. Virat Kohli has been in great form in the current tournament and fans will be hoping that he breaks this huge record.