In ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India has performed reasonably well in the tournament so far. Apart from a defeat against hosts England, India have managed to clinch each of their completed matches in the ongoing tournament.
In this World Cup, different players have stepped up on different occasions to help India home. However, Indian fans are still waiting for a big World Cup hundred from the bat of Virat Kohli.
Kohli has played six innings in this World Cup and made 382 runs, this includes five successive half-centuries.
Five successive fifties
Often called the Run Machine of the Indian Cricket team, Kohli has got good starts but has failed to convert them into big scores. Virat’s scores in the last five innings read 66, 72, 67, 77 and 82. It is rare that he has not been able to convert any of these to a big hundred.
It is to be noted here that Virat has 41-One Day International hundreds to his name and it is just a matter of time before he registers his forty second.
When did he register his last hundred?
India’s right-handed batsman genius made his last ODI ton in March 2019. This was during Australia’s tour of India and in the third match of the series, Kohli had made a splendid 123 runs. Since then, Virat has played eight innings and has not been able to reach the three digit mark.
Sachin waited for 37 innings
Although Virat Kohli is yet to make his 42nd hundred, former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar had to wait for 37 innings to reach to his 42nd ton from his 41st.
Will Virat repeat the same?
Virat is counted as one of the best batsmen in modern day cricket. A century means no big task for him as is depicted by his stats. However, like Sachin, Kohli has been waiting for his hundred for quite some time.
Indian fans would be hoping that Virat does not take as long as Sachin to score his 42nd hundred and is able to achieve the feat in the ongoing World Cup itself.
7th in the list of top scorers
In the ongoing World Cup, Virat is seventh in the list of top scorers with 382 runs. Rohit with 440 runs is ahead of him at the sixth place. Australia’s David Warner tops the list with 516 runs in eight innings.