Virat Kohli's whirlwind knock shatters ODI record books

Australia had no answer to Virat Kohli's fury at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Replacing Shikhar Dhawan, the right-hander blazed his way to 100 off 52 - the fastest ever by an Indian in ODIs.

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Jaipur: Virat Kohli scores fastest ton by an Indian in ODIsVirat Kohli is a cricketer who symbolises hard-work, dedication and ruthless form. Against Australia on Wednesday, the Delhi batsman epitomised all three and added the element of aggression as he became the fastest Indian to the three-figure mark.

Virat Kohli: By the people, for the people, of the people!

While he does plan his knocks and makes his strategies according to what situations demand, Kohli said after Wednesday's thrilling contest that he did not intend to break records when he walked in to bat. "I wanted to go out there and play my part. I did not plan to get it (the century) in 52 balls. It is not about how many balls you get it but if the team wins or not," he said at the post-match conference.

Numbers may not matter to him much but here is taking a look at the stunning statistics:

# Virat Kohli, with 52-ball hundred, has set an Indian record for the quickest century in ODIs - the seventh quickest in ODIs.

# Virender Sehwag's 60-ball hundred (125 not out off 74 balls) vs New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009 was the previous quickest hundred by an Indian player in ODIs.

# Kohli, with 850 runs at an average of 50.00 in 24 matches, is the top run-scorer for India in ODIs this year.

# Kohli became the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan and Tillakaratne Dilshan to register three hundreds in ODIs this year.

# Kohli's 16th century in ODIs is his second vs Australia.

# Kohli is averaging 67.79 in Indian wins - the second highest average amongst the batsmen with 3000 runs or more in ODIs - his aggregate being 3593 at an average of 67.79 in 72 matches, including 15 hundreds. Dhoni is averaging 73.80 in Indian wins - his tally being 4650 in 130 matches.

Here's the list of fastest centurions in ODIs:


PlayerRuns
BallsMatchVenueYear
Shahid Afridi
10237Pakistan vs Sri LankaNairobi1996
MV Boucher147*44South Africa vs ZimbabwePotchefstroom2006
BC Lara11745West Indies vs BangladeshDhaka1999
Shahid Afridi
10245Pakistan vs IndiaKanpur1999
ST Jayasuriya13448Sri Lanka vs PakistanSingapore1996
KJ O'Brien11350Ireland vs EnglandBangalore2011
Virat Kohli100*52India vs AustraliaJaipur2013

Fastest ton by an Indian batsman in ODIs, 7th fastest of all-time:


PlayerRuns
BallsMatchVenueYear
Virat Kohli100*52India vs AustraliaJaipur2013
V Sehwag125*60India vs New ZealandHamilton2009
M Azharuddin10862India vs New ZealandBaroda1988
Yuvraj Singh138*64India vs EnglandRajkot2008
Suresh Raina10166India vs Hong KongKarachi2008

Story first published on: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:15 IST

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