Kohli’s celebrates his 37th ODI century: After completing a great century, Kohli brought out an even better celebration.
During the second match of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Indian captain Virat Kohli scored his 37th ODI century. Having scored a century in the first match of the series at Guwahati as well, this was Kohli’s second consecutive century in the tournament.
Kohli had come out to bat at 15-1 in the fourth over. Kohli started in his usual manner, neither taking on the bowlers nor going into a shell. It was this ability of his to keep the scoreboard moving which remained the highlight of the innings.
While other contemporary batsmen look to force themselves on the bowlers, Kohli is usually seen as laying more emphasis on his running between the wickets, which eventually aid him to play these monumental innings.
On the last delivery of the 25th over, Kohli completed his half-century with a single off Obed McCoy. Not being affected by the feat or by the one which lied ahead, Kohli continued in the same fashion.
Having completed 10,000 ODI runs in the 37th over in a record-breaking way, Kohli continued to bat for it was this time that India needed him the most. With Mahendra Singh Dhoni (20) and Rishabh Pant (17) getting out, the onus was completely on Kohli to finish the innings for India.
As and when the slog overs arrived, without much discomfort, Kohli changed gears to the extent that India scored 61 runs in the last five overs. Remaining unbeaten till the end, Kohli scored 157* (129) with the help of 13 fours and four sixes.
Apart from his awe inspiring innings, Kohli also accumulated a plethora of views with his celebration. After completing his century, Kohli signaled towards his bat, stating that ‘his bat does the talking’.
Watch the full video:
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on his innings below:
Kohli in ODIs in 2018:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 24, 2018
Only once in their ODI history the West Indies have won while chasing a target of 300+ runs!#IndvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 24, 2018
Another absolute masterclass from the India captain! @imvKohli passed 10,000 ODI runs in style with an exceptional 157* to propel his side to 321/6 against Windies in Vizag.
— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
“Century pe century baar baar, run hue pure dus hazaar!”
Heartiest congratulations brother @imVkohli 👏
Fastest player ever to complete 10,000 ODI runs! What a remarkable journey it’s been so far!#ViratKohli #Virat10K pic.twitter.com/HRzLEGaxzN
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 24, 2018
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 24, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 24, 2018
Fastest to 1000 ODI runs in a year:
11 KOHLI (2018)
15 Amla (2010), Kohli (2012)
17 Gower (1983), Watson (2011), Sangakkara (2013), ABD (2015)#IndvWI
— ESPNcricinfo stats (@ESPNcric_stats) October 24, 2018