Virat Kohli: India’s Fastest ODI Century Scorer
Virat Kohli became fastest century scorer (in 52 balls) of India on 16 October 2013 in One day International (ODI) held at Jaipur.
He was the seventh fastest century scorer in ODI in the world.
He achieved the feat against Australia in the second ODI at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Kohli broke Virender Sehwag’s 60-ball century which was scored against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2009. Kohli’s knock at Jaipur was punctuated by eight boundaries and seven sixes.
Here’s the list of fastest centurions in ODIs
|1||Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||Sri Lanka||37||Nairobi||1996|
|2||Mark Boucher (South Africa)||Zimbabwe||44||Potchefstroom||2006|
|3||Brian Lara (West Indies)||Bangladesh||45||Dhaka||1999|
|4||Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||India||45||Kanpur||2005|
|5||Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)||Pakistan||48||Singapore||1996|
|6||Kevin O'Brien (Ireland)||England||50||Bangalore||2011|
|7||Virat Kohli (India)||Australia||52||Jaipur||2013|
*record updated upto the completion of India vs Australia game at Jaipur on October 16, 2013.
Here’s the list of fastest centuries in ODIs by Indians
|2||Virender Sehwag||New Zealand||60||Hamilton||2009|
|3||Mohammad Azharuddin||New Zealand||62||Baroda||1988|
|5||Suresh Raina||Hong Kong||66||Karachi||2008|
|6||Virender Sehwag||Sri Lanka||66||Rajkot||2009|
|7||Yusuf Pathan||South Africa||68||Centurion||2010|
|8||Virender Sehwag||West Indies||69||Indore||2011|