Ton Up Virat Kohli Breaks Rohit Sharma’s Record
Virat Kohli, on Sunday, finally ended his long five-month century drought as he slammed 120 against West Indies in the second ODI. The India skipper had last scored a ton in March when India hosted Australia. Since then Kohli had not reached the triple-digit mark before breaking the run on Sunday. Kohli scored as many as five fifties in the World Cup but he was just not managing to convert them into tons.
But on Sunday, it was business as usual for the world number one ODI batsman as he looked at ease right from the word go. Kohli went on to score his 42nd ODI century to lead India to an impressive 59-run win (DLS method). The hundred was also Virat Kohli’s 8th ODI hundred against West Indies, one of his favourite oppositions in ODI cricket. Virat Kohli needed just 111 balls to get to his hundred. It was Kohli’s first hundred since March 2019 and his 4th of the year.
Kohli was eventually out for 120. The knock, meanwhile, helped him add few more feathers to his already illustrious cap. He surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s tally of ODI runs to become the second highest run-scorer for India in ODIs. During the course of the innings, he also broke Rohit Sharma’s record for the fastest to 2000 ODI runs against an opposition.
Rohit held the record by getting to 2000 in his 37th ODI innings vs Australia. Kohli got past 2000-run mark against West Indies in what was his 33rd ODI innings.
Here is a list showing players fastest to 2000 ODI runs against any opposition:
|Virat Kohli||West Indies||34|
|Virat Kohli||Sri Lanka||44|
|MS Dhoni||Sri Lanka||45|
Talking about the game, India beat West Indies by 59 runs (DLS method) to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first game of the series was washed out.