Former India captain Virat Kohli reacted after he missed his 49th half-century by 12 runs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday against Sri Lanka.

Kohli is just a ton away from equaling the record of cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar of the most ODI centuries.

However, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record for most calendar years with 1000-plus runs, Sachin achieved this feat seven times meanwhile, Kohli reached this milestone for a record number of eight times.

Earlier, Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Mendis won the toss and elected to bowl first in his side’s ICC Cricket World Cup match against India.

Men in Blue are undefeated so far, with six wins in six matches while SL is struggling, having won only two of their six games.

SL skipper Kusal said at the toss, “We are going to bowl first. I think the pitch will be better for batting in the second part. Everyone did their best in the last few games. 

Hopefully, they will continue to do the same today. One change, DDS (Dhananjaya De Silva) is not playing, Dushan Hemantha is playing.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, leading India for the first time in a World Cup match at his childhood venue, said,  

“Would have batted first. Obviously, some assistance to start with but under lights there will be good assistance for our pacers.

Great honour, a great moment to lead the team. It is important for us to not get carried away by the performances we put in. Same team as the last game.”