2nd ODI India vs Australia Adelaide: India captain Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman in the planet currently and he gave his fans a demonstration of that during his 39th ODI century at Adelaide. He is the No 1 batsman in the world in ODIs and Tests and this has been the case for quite some time now. But, there is a certain stat that has amazed the Virat Kohli fans. For the past three years, he has slammed a century on January 15. And that has been his first century of that year. In 2017, the ton came at Pune against England while chasing 350 to win. Kohli scored 122. Come 2018, in whites, Kohli slammed a ton against South Africa, it was in the second Test at Centurion. Also Read - IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia Are Capable of Being Outstanding Performers at International Stage, Says Kumar Sangakkara
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Kohli’s Test statistics:
Highest score: 243
Batting average: 53.76
Kohli’s ODI statistics:
Highest score: 183
Batting average: 59.76
Here is how it was spotted by Twitterverse:
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest batsman in modern-day cricket, Kohli slammed his record-breaking 39 hundred to lead India’s chase versus a spirited Australian side. This is also Kohli’s 24th ODI hundred in run-chases, he is ahead by a mile in the coveted list. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar (17), Chris Gayle (11) and T Dilshan (11) in the lists of hundreds scored in run chases.
Coming in to bat at No.3, Kohli knitted crucial stands with vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu to keep India ticking in the crucial encounter. Chasing a stiff target of 299 to stay alive in the series, the visitors needed a special effort from their captain to go over the line. During his knock, the 30-year old also becomes the 11th highest run-getter in ODI cricket history. Kohli had a quiet series against Australia by his own standards but he has again proved his worth in the most crucial of times for the men in blue.