Kohli notched up a 50th ODI century to break Cricket legend Sachin Tendukar’s record at his home Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Tendulkar praised Kohli, expressing his joy that a fellow Indian had surpassed his record for the most one-day international hundreds.He conveyed to Kohli that he “couldn’t be happier” about the accomplishment.
“The first time I met you in the Indian dressing room, you were pranked by other teammates into touching my feet. I couldn’t stop laughing that day,” Tendulkar wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
“But soon, you touched my heart with your passion and skill. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record.
“And to do it on the biggest stage – in the World Cup semi-final – and at my home ground is the icing on the cake.”
Kohli had moved level with Tendulkar’s all-time mark of 49 centuries on his 35th birthday in the World Cup group stage win over South Africa 10 days ago.
World Cup 2023 semifinal breaking: Virat Kohli scores 50th ODI ton, breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record
On Wednesday, Kohli went onto make 117 as India piled up 397-4 in their innings.