Cape Town: Continuing his brilliance with the bat, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday slammed 34th One Day International hundred in the third match of the six-match series against South Africa.
Continuing his glorious run in the tour, Kohli (160 not out off 159 balls; 4X12, 6X2), who slammed 112 and 46 not out in the first two ODIs, shouldered the Indian innings single-handedly to power his team to a huge total in anticipation that the visitors register a historic 3-0 lead on South African soil.
With this superlative ton, Virat also eclipsed Sourav Ganguly’s record of having most tons to his name as Indian skipper. Now, Kohli leads the list with 12 centuries as Indian captain.
Most 100s for India’s ODI captains:
12 V Kohli (43 innings)
11 S Ganguly (142)
06 S Tendulkar (70)/ MS Dhoni (171)
04 M Azharuddin (162)
Seeing wickets tumble at the other end, Virat played a sensible knock, keeping the scorecard ticking.
Virat’s 160* is the highest by an Indian captain away from home after Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe in Turnbridge Wells in 1983.
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Several cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman hailed Kohli’s superlative 160-run knock.
Stepping out on the field and scoring centuries has become a regularity for @imVkohli. Congratulations on your 34th ODI ton! Keep the runs flowing always. #INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/4eyuMUpl12
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2018
Well played @imVkohli One of the best ODI 100’s I have seen. Played with a lot of maturity and responsibility especially when the team was under pressure.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 7, 2018
Amidst the runs that Virat Kohli scores, don't lose sight of his incredible fitness. His boundary percentage is quite low which means he runs a lot between wickets. And still has an excellent strike rate.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 7, 2018
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