Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli Records | Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli hit equal ODI century against Sri Lanka IND vs SL: Sachin Tendulkar played 84 and Virat Kohli played 47 matches, but this figure of centuries will surprise you
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli (file photo)  |  Photo Credits: PTI
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Only a few days are left for the limited overs series between India and Sri Lanka to begin. Both the teams will clash in the first ODI on 18 July. Regular captain Virat Kohli is on a tour of England, due to which the captain of Team India on the Sri Lanka tour will be in the hands of opener Shikhar Dhawan. Many young players will be seen showing stamina for the first time against Sri Lanka. When the two teams clash, many records will be at stake. Before the start of the series, let us tell you about the players who have scored the most centuries in ODIs between India and Sri Lanka.
This figure will surprise you
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are the joint highest century scorers in ODIs between India and Sri Lanka. Both have scored eight centuries each. However, you will be surprised at the number of match play differences between the two. While Sachin scored 8 centuries in 80 innings of 84 matches against Sri Lanka, Virat scored so many centuries in 46 innings of just 47 ODIs. Virat touched this figure by playing less matches. During this, both returned to the pavilion not out nine times. Virat is now just one step away from breaking Sachin’s record.
Shikhar Dhawan at this place in the list
After Sachin and Virat, former Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has scored the most centuries between the two teams. He scored 7 centuries in 85 innings of 89 matches. At the same time, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is fourth and opener Rohit Sharma, popularly known as ‘Hitman’, is in fifth place. Gambhir has scored 6 centuries in 37 ODIs and Rohit has scored 6 centuries in 46 matches. He is followed by former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara (6 centuries in 76 matches). Shikhar Dhawan is at number seven in this list. He has scored 4 centuries in 16 matches.
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