Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s 42nd ODI century: Twitter was exhilarated after the Indian captain scored a ton after 10 matches.
During the second ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, India captain Virat Kohli registered his 42nd ODI century to put India in a commanding position. Despite this century coming after only 10 matches, it is among one of Kohli’s longest streaks without a century.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the first over itself, Kohli made sure the Indian batting lineup doesn’t fall apart especially after West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell drew first blood in the match.
Kohli shared a 74-run partnership for the second wicket alongside vice-captain Rohit Sharma before the latter played a false shot off West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase in the 16th over.
The 30-year old cricketer looked set to play a big innings from the word go. The first few boundaries hit by Kohli saw him timing the ball to perfection. Him hitting some crisp shots between the gaps in the powerplay was a clear indication of him getting into his mode.
On the last delivery of the 15th over, Kohli edged a Carlos Brathwaite delivery to find a boundary through the third-man region. While the shot saw him crossing the 50-run mark, Kohli completed his century in the 37th over when he drove West Indies captain Jason Holder to long-on for a single.
On his way to his hundred, Kohli surpasses former India captain Sourav Ganguly to become the second-highest run-scorer among Indian batsmen. Overall, Kohli is now the eight-highest run-scorer in ODIs.
Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s 42nd ODI century:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 11, 2019
Kohli is so dominant against West Indies. Of his 55 fifties in ODIs, 11 have come against this team. That’s a whopping 20%#WIvIND
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) August 11, 2019
Masterclass in innings building from Virat Kohli. Live lesson for Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer on how to do it. Hundred no 42
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 11, 2019
Finally an ODI 100 – his 42nd – for Virat Kohli after 11 inns.
His last two 100s were back to back, came @ Nagpur & Ranchi agst Aus on 5 & 8 March 2019.
The most inns for him without an ODI century still remains as 17 inns – from 27 Feb to 11 Sep 2011.#IndvWI #IndvsWI#WIvIND
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 11, 2019
Here comes the CENTURY for #KingKohli 💯
His 42nd ton in ODIs 🙌👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 11, 2019
100 number 42. Well played @imVkohli means much to him and justly so. Good partnership this with Shreyas.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 11, 2019
💯 Virat Kohli brings up his 42nd ODI ton 👏 👏
How many more runs will India add?
— ICC (@ICC) August 11, 2019
Number 42. Missed five during the World Cup. Had him hitting 50 by the end of 2019, but …
You don’t get them all right, eh @rohangava9 ?
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) August 11, 2019
Hardly a shot in anger, and Virat Kohli careens to another ODI hundred: a lesson in innings building.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) August 11, 2019
after taking a break from making 100s at the world cup, kohli has resumed normal service #WIvsIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 11, 2019
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 11, 2019
Century kept eluding Kohli in the World Cup….he’s got one in the first ODI innings after that. Number 42. There’s no dispute about who’s the best ODI batsman in the 🌍 #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 11, 2019
Fine century by Kohli, made sweeter for him because it’s come after a while. Getting India to approx 300 is the need now. Looks a good batting track and the West Indies bat deep
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 11, 2019
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