Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli displayed another sensational performance as he slammed his career-40th One Day International (ODI) century at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday. The 30-year-old got the century in some swagger as he hit a short-and-wide ball from Coulter-Nile behind point for four. He got the ton off 107 balls, in which he knocked nine fours in a tricky Nagpur surface.
Following the early wickets of openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli maintained calmness to lift the confidence of the Men-in-Blue. With this ton — Kohli’s ninth against the Aussies — the talismanic batsman edged closer to Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s career-49 ODI centuries.
Following his impressive display against the Aussies, fans and pundits took to social media to hail the Indian skipper; here are some reactions:
India Squad Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia Squad Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.