India vs Australia 2nd ODI: India captain Virat Kohli registered his 40th century in ODI at Nagpur to help India take a 2-0 lead in the ongoing five-match series at home. Kohli looked in sublime touch as he scored 116 off 120 balls. His innings was laced with 10 fours, his emphasis was more on picking up singles in the big Nagpur stadium and that is what makes it even more special. Kohli joined former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar to a world record. Both the cricketers now have registered 33 tons in winning causes, the most by any cricketer. Kohli also bagged the Man of the Match award. Not only did he bag the Man of the Match award, but he also went past former India skipper Sourav Ganguly to bag the most number of Man of the Match awards. Kohli now has 32 compared to 31 by Ganguly. Former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar tops the list here with 62 Man of the Match awards. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020-21: Virat Kohli to Jasprit Bumrah, Top Five Indian Players to Watch Out For in ODI Series
“It felt good (to get to 40 ODI hundreds) but it is just a number. It feels good to win games for India,” Kohli said after the match.
“When I walk in to bat, when the situation gets difficult, I have no choice but to put my head down and bat through the innings,” Kohli added.
“I was thinking of using Vijay in the 46th over, but I spoke to Rohit and MS (Dhoni) and they said, let’s stick with Shami and Bumrah, and if they get some wickets we’re on top. That is exactly what happened. Vijay kept it stump-to-stump, kept it simple, and it worked,” said the skipper.