Persevering with his unprecedented feat-achieving document in One-Day Internationals, Indian run-machine Virat Kohli, on Sunday (October 22), added one more feather to his already illustrious cap by surpassing the legendary Ricky Ponting’s tally of 30 centuries.
The India skipper walked into bat when the in-form Shikhar Dhawan departed cheaply. India’s place additional deteriorated when Rohit Sharma additionally returned to the pavilion with simply 29 runs on the board. In truth, the next batsmen – Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and the person of the second Hardik Pandya too did not capitalise on the begins.
Nevertheless, Kohli held agency from one finish and compiled one among his finest centuries until date to assist the staff put up a difficult 280 for eight within the allotted 50 overs. His beautiful innings got here off 125 balls and was studded with 9 fours and a few sixes.
The uncharacteristically sluggish but spectacular knock, nonetheless, helped Kohli to develop into solely the second participant within the ODI historical past to attain a century in his 200th One-Day Worldwide after South Africa’s Ab de Villiers. Kohli additionally grew to become the second main centurion within the 50-over format and is now behind solely his former illustrious teammate Sachin Tendulkar.
And Kohli’s day grew to become much more particular when Tendulkar himself took to Twitter to laud his efforts.
“Excellent effort to get to a ton in your 200th match, @imVkohli! A somewhat particular innings?,” the legendary batsman tweeted.
Excellent effort to get to a ton in your 200th match, @imVkohli! A somewhat particular innings? pic.twitter.com/0IDO3fwkUZ
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 22, 2017