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Top 20 Players with MOST Centuries in International Cricket

Top 20 Players with MOST Centuries in International Cricket
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Often regarded as the "gentleman's game," cricket is one of the most popular sports played majorly by countries that once formed the British Commonwealth. 

Since 1844, when the first international cricket match (between the USA and Canada) was held, innumerable players have won matches and series for their countries - making and breaking records, hitting centuries, and being a part of the history of world cricket.

Cricket is largely considered as a batsman's game.  If a player scores 100 runs in any given game, they are considered to have scored the game's century. Top-order batsmen are more likely to play more balls, which increases their likelihood of reaching a century.

In the history of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, one of the most famous cricketers of all time, holds the record for scoring the most centuries in international cricket to date. He has amassed 100 centuries.  

With 77 centuries, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is in second place, and Australian Ricky Ponting is in third place overall for most centuries scored.

Sachin has amassed 100 centuries in his 24-year cricket career, compared to Ricky Ponting's 71 in his 17 years and Virat Kohli's 77 in his 15 years.

Let us know about players who have scored the highest number of international centuries;

1) Sachin Tendulkar (1989–2013) - 100

2) Virat Kohli (2008-2023*) - 77

3) Ricky Ponting (1995-2012) - 71

4) Kumar Sangakkara (2000–2015) - 63

5) Jacques Kallis (1995–2014) - 62

6) Hashim Amla (2004–2019) - 55

7) Mahela Jayawardene (1997–2015) - 54

8) Brian Lara (1990–2007) - 53

9) Rahul Dravid (1996–2012) - 48

10) AB de Villiers (2004–2018) - 47

11) David Warner (2009-2023) - 45

12) Joe Root (2012-2022) - 44

13) Rohit Sharma (2007-2023*) - 44

14) Chris Gayle (1999-2021) - 42

15) Steve Smith (2010-2023) - 42

16) Sanath Jayasuriya (1989–2011) - 42

17) Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1994–2015) - 41

18) Younis Khan (2000-2017) - 41

19) Matthew Hayden (1989-2009) - 40

20) Ross Taylor (2006-2022) - 40

Apart from the players given in the above table, Virender Sehwag, Ross Taylor, Alastair Cook have also scored 38 centuries each. 

Rohit Sharma is the current record-holder for the most number of T20 centuries. He has scored 4 centuries in 96 Matches during his T20 International matches. 

On the other hand, Gayle has scored 2 centuries while Virat Kohli is yet to score a single century in T20 matches.
 
Rohit Sharma has also joined an all-exclusive list of Captains to score a century in all formats of cricket. 

With an impressive century against Sri Lanka, Kohli has equalled Sachin Tendulkar's record of 20 ODI tons at home, achieving another milestone. Kohli accomplished the feat in 101 games as opposed to 164 for Tendulkar.

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