Sachin Tendulkar issues a big statement on Virat Kohli’s record breaking 50th ODI century

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Virat Kohli‘s illustrious cricketing journey has undeniably marked him as a maestro of the game, solidifying his status as one of the most prolific batters in the history of cricket. The recently concluded ODI World Cup in 2023 witnessed a historic moment as the 35-year-old surpassed the longstanding record of 49 ODI centuries held by the legend Sachin Tendulkar.

In the gripping semi-final clash against New Zealand, Virat exhibited his exceptional skill and determination and etched his name in the annals of cricketing history by notching up his 50th ODI century.

As speculations loom over the Delhi-born cricketer’s future, Sachin has offered insights into the right-handed batter’s accomplishment and potential.

‘I am happy that the record continues to stay with India’: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin emphasized his happiness that the record continues to belong to India and appreciated Virat’s ongoing contributions to Indian cricket, reinforcing the legacy of the achievement staying within the nation.

“I am happy that the record continues to stay with India. I have always said that the record belongs to India and it has stayed with India,” Sachin said in a video shared by ESPNCricinfo.

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‘I am so pleased he (Virat) has been able to do that’: Sachin on Virat’s 50th ODI ton

Sachin further expressed joy over Virat’s achievement of the 50th ODI century, stating that he is pleased with this milestone. The stalwart acknowledged that Virat’s cricketing journey is far from over, with plenty of runs, hunger, and the desire to achieve more for the country still ahead.

“I am so pleased he (Virat) has been able to do that. I am sure that the journey has not stopped. There is a lot of cricket left in him, a lot of runs left in him. A lot of hunger and desire to achieve more for the country,” the 50-year-old added.

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