Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli Smashes 42nd ODI Hundred
The Indian captain Virat Kohli completed his 42nd One Day International hundred in the ongoing second match against the West Indies. Kohli was able to get off the blocks as timed the ball to perfection. The Indian captain got to his hundred in 112 balls and celebrated his century with a jump.
Kohli was able to hit the ground running as he scored runs from the get-go. The timing was sublime from the minute Kohli came to the crease and the talismanic batsman was able to make the most of his form.
Kohli was brilliant again.
Subsequently, during the course of the innings, Kohli went past the record of former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad. The former Pakistan batsman had scored 1930 runs against West Indies, which was the most for any batsman before this match. Kohli needed another 19 runs to get past Miandad and he did the same in 30 innings fewer than the Pakistan linchpin batsman.
Furthermore, Kohli leapfrog former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly tally of ODI runs. Ganguly had scored 11363 runs in 311 ODI matches whereas Kohli overtook Ganguly runs in only 238 matches. Thus, Kohli has now become the eighth highest run-getter in the history of the 50-overs version.
Kohli continues to produce runs.
On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan once again could not deliver the goods whereas Rohit Sharma didn’t look at his best. India’s rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant played a rash cross-batted to get dismissed on 20 runs.
Subsequently, Kohli got good support from Shreyas Iyer. The pair have brought up a 100 runs partnership in the same number of balls. Iyer was able to grab his opportunity with both hands as he scored his third fifty in the ODI format.
Consequently, India is looking to get a good score under their belt. Earlier, the first ODI was washed out due to rain. India had clinched the T20I series 3-0.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli hundred:
after taking a break from making 100s at the world cup, kohli has resumed normal service #WIvsIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 11, 2019
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 11, 2019
Virat Kohli has scored more hundreds than fifties as captain…..
in Tests &
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 11, 2019
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) 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
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) 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
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
No 42 for @imVkohli! Meant quite a bit to him. He's not far away from the great man now.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 11, 2019
Century No. 42 in ODIs, 67 in Internationals
20th as captain
8th vs West Indies#WIvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 11, 2019
Virat Kohli Scores Yet Another ODI Century
Sachin & His Fans: pic.twitter.com/xb8nN6Iqyn
— N Murali Krishna (@YoYoNmk) 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
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