Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli, on Saturday, became the second-highest century maker in international cricket. 

The right-handed batsman achieved the milestone in India’s third and final ODI against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Kohli has scored 24,553 runs from 482 matches at an average of 53.84 with 72 hundreds to his name. He has surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting who has notched 27,483 runs from 560 matches at an average of 45.95 with 71 hundreds.

The 34-year-old Kohli is now only behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who is at the top with 100 international centuries to his name. The Master Blaster has 34,357 international runs with 100 hundreds and 164 fifties to his name.

Kohli came to bat after India lost the early wicket of Shikhar Dhawan with just 15 runs on the board on Saturday. The right-handed Kohli was circumspect about starting his knock, but he upped the ante to get to his half-century off 54 balls. Thereafter, he further improvised to get to his hundred off 85 balls. He ended up scoring 113 runs off 91 balls with 11 boundaries and two sixes.