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Kohli’s century is completed against Pakistan

The reigning champions India will take on Pakistan tomorrow (Sunday) in their first match of the 15th edition of the Asia Cup. And by entering the field in this match, this star cricketer will complete a different century. This will be his 100th match in T20 International.

Only one person in the history of cricket has played more than 100 matches in all three formats. He is former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor. He retired from cricket just a few days ago. One of the best batsmen of all time is going to create that record as the first cricketer in India and the second in the world. He has already played his hundredth match in ODI and T20. Now it is being fulfilled in the smallest version of cricket.

Indian team leader Rohit Sharma became the first to qualify to play 100 matches in international T20 cricket. So far he has played maximum 132 T20 matches. Then Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has played 124 matches so far and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill has played 121 T20I matches.

Then Mahmudullah of Bangladesh played 119 T20s. He played the maximum for Bangladesh. Apart from this, Mushfiqur also played 100. Meanwhile, the world’s best all-rounder and Tiger team leader Shakib Al Hasan is on the verge of touching that milestone as the third Bangladeshi.

So far, Kohli has scored 8074 runs with 27 centuries in 102 Tests and 12344 runs with 43 centuries in 262 ODIs. He did not score a century in 99 matches played in the twenty over format, the highest score being 94 runs. With a total of 30 fifties, Kohli has amassed 3308 runs in this format.

(27 August/MM)


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