Here’s a look at the record Kohli broken with his swashbuckling century against Afghanistan


Former Indian skipper and senior batter Virat Kohli has broken several records with his swashbuckling century against Afghanistan in India’s last match of the campaign in the Asia Cup 2022. Notably, it was Virat Kohli’s 71st international which came after a long wait of three years. The right-hander scored his last international century against Bangladesh in November 2019.

The 33-year-old’s century against Afghanistan has overpassed numerous records including a few for India and some international as well. With his 122-run score, the world cup winner batter has overpassed Rohit Sharma to become the highest individual T20I scorer for India.

Apart from that, he has also become the fourth Indian to smash a century across all formats of the game. Earlier, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul achieved this feat. Kohli is now the sixth batter of India to hit a century for India in the T20 internationals.

Talking about the record of most international centuries, then he has equaled former legendary Australian skipper Ricky Ponting with the number of 71st international centuries. Along with that, he has leveled the number of six T20I centuries with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.

The Delhi-born batter is now the second Indian to reach the mark of 100 T20I sixes after the current skipper Rohit Sharma. Other than this, he is also the 10th batter in international cricket to achieve this feat.

Here’re some other records Kohli achieved in the match against Afghanistan:

  1. Kohli’s 122* is the highest T20I score in any match held in UAE
  2. Kohli became the second man to cross the 3500-run mark in T20Is after Rohit Sharma.
  3. Kohli became the seventh batter to cross 24,000 international runs. He is the third Indian to cross the mark after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
  4. Kohli is the fastest to reach 24,000 international runs in 522 innings – he surpassed Tendulkar who reached the mark in 540 innings.
  5. Kohli is the first batter to score a century in Men’s Asia Cup T20s.
  6. Kohli equaled Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi for the joint-most ‘Man of the Match awards in T20Is – 13
  7. Kohli surpassed Rohit Sharma to become India’s leading run-scorer in Asia Cup history – 1042




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