In a historic moment at the Wankhede during the 2023 ODI World Cup semi-final, Virat Kohli etched his name in cricket’s annals by scoring his 50th ODI century. Surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli’s ton, brought up in the 42nd over against New Zealand, was witnessed by none other than Tendulkar himself, applauding from the stands. This century marked Kohli’s third in the World Cup, complementing his five half-centuries in ten innings. The Indian captain had previously achieved his 49th ODI century with a match-winning 101 not out against South Africa in Kolkata on his birthday. Kohli’s feat places him at the pinnacle of ODI centuries, with his contemporary, Rohit Sharma, following closely behind with 31 tons.