Virat Kohli scored his second successive hundred in one-day internationals. The 34-year-old has a golden opportunity of becoming the second player after Babar Azam to score three consecutive centuries in the fifty-over format.

Kohli had scored his 36th, 37th and 38th centuries against the West Indies four years ago. The right-handed batter has hit 44th and 45th centuries against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.

Virat’s 113 off 87 balls, included 12 fours and a six at a strike rate of 129.88 and took the Men in Blue to 373/7 in 50 overs after being asked to bat first by Sri Lanka.

Former India player Gautam Gambhir is against comparing Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar. While Virat has 73 international hundreds, Sachin scored 100 centuries.

“You can’t compare Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar. In Tendulkar’s era, there weren’t five players inside the 30-yard circle,” Gambhir said during the mid-match analysis show on Star Sports.

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