Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s 40th ODI century: Twitter was elated at the sight of the Indian captain scoring his 40th ton.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Nagpur, India captain Virat Kohli scored his 40th ODI century. Coming in to bat at his usual position of No. 3, Kohli was present in the middle after the first over.
The 30-year old cricketer scored the bulk of scoring for his team as India lost wickets at regular intervals. Barring Kohli’s 81-run partnership for the fourth wickets alongside all-rounder Vijay Shankar, lack of stands affected the Indian team’s progress.
Looking good from the word go, Kohli made his intentions clear in the fourth over when he hit Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile for a couple of boundaries. With opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan (21) getting out in the ninth over, Kohli continued to shield one end.
On the third ball of the 25th over, Kohli hit Coulter-Nile to deep point for a run as he completed his 50th ODI half-century. This was also the time when Shankar made optimum use of his batting promotion as he took on the opposition bowlers with ease.
In what an archetype Kohli’s innings, it saw him running more than 50 singles which once against highlighted his fitness. India losing Shankar (46), all-rounder Kedar Jadhav (11) and wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (0) within no time put more pressure on Kohli as he saw three in-form batsmen going back to the pavilion.
Kohli’s 40th ODI century
Kohli and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (21) put on display a sensible and risk-free 67-run partnership for the seventh wicket. It was during this stand that Kohli brought up his 40th century in the 44th over by hitting a four off Coulter-Nile. With the latter getting out in the 46th over, the emphasis was solely on the skipper for finishing the innings for his team.
Before getting out in the 48th over, Kohli ended up scoring 116 (120) with the help of 10 fours. While India would have wanted for him to play for the last three fours, Kohli was out caught at deep square leg off Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins.
Kohli’s knock saw him enticing numerous reactions on social media platform Twitter. Read some of the tweets below:
💯 @imVkohli 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 5, 2019
CENTURY! That’s ODI hundred Number FORTY for Virat Kohli and his seventh against Australia. And probably one of his best too. Superb performance https://t.co/CfYpW5uE9T #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/oSnlnS7wt9
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 5, 2019
Stand up and applaud. The Run Machine brings up his 40th ODI Century 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019
Kohli’s 40 ODI 100s:
8 v SL
7 v WI, Aus
5 v NZ
4 v SA
3 v Eng, Ban
2 v Pak
1 v Zim#IndvAus
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 5, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 5, 2019
Magnificent and a typical Virat 💯. Ran 62 /100 runs . Reason why strike rotation and a good runner is a Pre-Requisite for the no. 4 batsman #INDvAUS
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) March 5, 2019
40th in ODIs
65th in International cricket
18th as captain in ODIs
36th as captain in International#IndvAus
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 5, 2019
Barring handy support from Vijay Shankar, this has been a stupendous one-man show by @imVkohli. India could conceivably get to 300!if he bats till the end which would be extremely daunting for Aus batting second
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 5, 2019
Another aspect of Virat Kohli’s cricket. Hot day, 100 on the board and he is still running between the wickets like he has just come in
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 5, 2019
One King 👑 to rule them all.
Are you watching him in action on Star Sports? pic.twitter.com/wD1MAbaF65
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 5, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 5, 2019
After 224 ODIs –
Sachin Tendulkar – 8350 runs, ave 42.6, SR 86.45, 23 hundreds, 44 fifties
Virat Kohli – 10686* runs, ave 60.03, SR 92.61, 40 hundreds, 49 fifties.
It isn’t even close for the best ODI batsman ever any more. Kohli wins hands down.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 5, 2019
ODI 100s for Virat Kohli – 40 (216 inngs)
ODIs 100s for Kane Williamson, Joe Root & Steve Smith combined – 33 (346 inngs)#INDvAUS
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) March 5, 2019
Virat Kohli’s ability to find gaps is second to none.
Stop whatever you are doing and watch #KingKohli’s batting masterclass. This man is in a different league altogether.
— #KingKohli (@HashTagCricket) March 5, 2019
Virat Kohli becomes the only cricketer to score seven or more centuries against three different opponents in ODI cricket history..
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 5, 2019
Virat Kohli becomes the first human to score 40 hundreds in ODI cricket 🙌🙌
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 5, 2019
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