A brilliant century from Virat Kohli has put the Indian side on the top in the second ODI against West Indies. While other batsmen struggled at the Port of Spain Kohli felt to be batting on a different deck.
His knock included over 10 classic boundaries alongside a six. Kohli and Shreyas Iyer are currently steading the innings in the middle. It is to be noted that this century is a special one to Kohli after a series of half-centuries in the world cup.
On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer also brought up his third half-century and is looking solid at the crease.
Virat Kohli amasses several records
In the process of his ton, he broke several records. Firstly, he is now the ninth highest all-time ODI run-scorer surpassing Sourav Ganguly. Secondly, he became the player to score maximum runs against the Carribiens in the ODI format of the game.
He also now holds the record for the fewest number of innings taken by a batsman to score 2000 runs against an opposition. Kohli took 34 innings to achieve this mark. His tally of tons counts up to twenty as a skipper with this astounding knock.
Twitter couldn’t stop appreciating the Indian skipper on his ton and this is how it reacted on the same:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) 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
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
While We Are In 21st Century, #ViratKohli In 42nd Century.
— Kangkan Sarma🇮🇳 (@imKangkanSarma) 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
Virat Kohli is the only player to score back to back ODI 💯 in Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain.#WIvIND
— 🚶 (@Marvellous_Capt) August 11, 2019
Kohli's last 8 ODIs v West Indies:
— Prashu Official💯 (@PrasobhPrashu) August 11, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 11, 2019