Virat Kohli: Breakup, Stats and Tale of World Record 23 ODI Centuries

With his 23rd ODI century, Virat Kohli has now become the 5th highest ODI centurion behind Tendulkar (49), Ponting (30), Jayasuriya (28), and Sangakkara (25). His centuries have come in record 157 innings from 165 ODI matches. Interestingly, India has lost only twice when Kohli has scored an ODI century. South Africa is the 9th Test playing Country against whom Kohli has scored an ODI century. Check the statistics about 23 ODI Centuries of Kohli.

Location and Innings
Scoring Location

    10 Home
    13 Away
    6 Outside Asia

Which innings and Result for India

    9 Batting first 7 Ind won, 1 lost by D/L vs Eng, Cardiff
    14 Chasing, India lost once at Napier vs NZ

100s by Year

    2009: 1
    2010: 3
    2011: 4
    2012: 5
    2013: 4
    2014: 4
    2015: 2

India lost only twice when Virat Kohli has hit a century. Once at Cardiff when Kohli hit century in first innings, but India lost on D/L. Second time at Napier, when all round performance of Corey Anderson saw Kohli’s century in chase go in vain.


    6 vs SL
    3: Aus, Ban, WI
    2: Eng, NZ, Pak
    1: SA, Zim

Kohli has won Player of the Match award on 16 of the occasions when he has hit a century and India has won. On other 3 occasions, centuries by Sehwag, Gambhir and Rohit Sharma earned them the award, while Angelo Mathews got the award despite India winning the match. Kohli was rewarded with Man of the Series then.

In 16 of his 23 such innings, his strike rate has been 100+. On 8 occasions he has remained unbeaten, of which only once in first innings.
Centuries, Venues, MOM, Result

    118 Aus, Visakhapatnam MOM
    115* Aus, Nagpur MOM
    100* Aus, Jaipur (Rohit)
    136 Ban, Fatullah MOM
    100* Ban, Mirpur Sehwag
    102* Ban, Mirpur MOM
    112* Eng, Delhi MOM
    107 Eng, Cardiff Lost
    123 NZ, Napier Lost
    105 NZ, Guwahati MOM
    183 Pak, Mirpur MOM
    107 Pak, Adelaide MOM
    138 SA, Chennai TBD
    139* SL, Ranchi Ind Won, (Mathews)
    133* SL, Hobart MOM
    128* SL, Colombo (RPS) MOM
    108 SL, Mirpur MOM
    197 SL, Kolkata (Gambhir)
    106 SL, Hambantota MOM
    127 WI, Dharamsala MOM
    117 WI, Visakhapatnam MOM
    102 WI, Port of Spain MOM
    115 Zim, Harare MOM

Interestingly, while others have taken 300+ ODIs to reach such records, he needed only 160+ ODIs. But, Hashim Amla is chasing him with a quicker pace and breaking all his record. Amla has 21 ODI centuries in only 125 ODIs. How can can this record of Kohli stay!! Amla has 40 ODIs to score 2 centuries and break this record.

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