He comes, he picks the bats, and he hits a 100 - neat! Virat Kohli is at it, once again. The Indian Cricket Captain is jumping in the air as he celebrate his century during India Vs West Indies second One-Day International cricket match in Port of Spain, Trinidad on August 11, 2019. Virat won the toss and chose to bat first. After Shikhar Dhawan departed early, Kohli was later joined by Rohit Sharma. The right-handed batsman then took control of the proceeding by hitting his 42nd ODI century.
During the innings, he also went past former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly to become India's 2nd highest-run getter in the ODIs. In his 50-over career, Ganguly scored 11,353 runs in 311 ODIs. Kohli, who is only playing his 238th match in the format, crossed the total during the 32nd over when he smashed Jason Holder for a boundary towards third man. He is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who finished his career with 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs. Overall, he is 8th in the list of players with most runs in the ODI format, reports IBTimes.
At the end of the match, “Feels good to get a hundred when the team wanted me to get one. Shikhar and Rohit didn't get a big one. One of the top three has always got the big one. A senior man had to step up and today was my opportunity to step up. It was important to string in a lot of dot balls.”
Bhuvneshwar Kumar also told reporters after the 2nd
ODI, “From Virat's expression, you can make out that how badly wanted a
hundred. It's not like he was out of form, it was just that he was getting
dismissed in the 70s or 80s in the World Cup. The wicket was not easy, when he
came back after getting dismissed, he said the wicket is not that easy.”
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