New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has literally made the 22-yard strip his own kingdom as, on Saturday, he once again thrashed an unbeaten century in the sixth and final ODI of the series against South Africa. Riding on Kohli’s superb 129*, the visitors chased down the target of 205 runs by 8 wickets and sparing more than 17 overs as India clinched the series 5-1.Also Read - Lucknow Super Giants Achieve Unique Record In History Of IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders | KKR vs LSG TATA IPL 2022
Also, it wasn’t just about one match as Kohli performed tremendously throughout the ODI series. In the six ODI’s, the Delhi batsman scored a staggering 558 runs, which includes three centuries and one fifty. Kohli also bagged man of the series award for his outstanding performance and man of the match award for the match-winning knock in the sixth ODI. Also Read - Rashid Latif Rubbishes Rumours; Claims he Never Invited Virat Kohli to Play Cricket League in PoK
In the post-match interview, Kohli credited the team for putting out their best performance in the series and also gave credits to the wife (Anushka Sharma) as she always supported him. He also mentioned that Anushka had been criticised in the past for his poor performance, hence he dedicated the victory and match-winning knock to her. Also Read - Temba Bavuma To Lead SA On India's T20 Tour; Stubbs Receives Maiden Call-Up
“People who contribute off the field they deserve a lot of credit as well. My wife who keeps me motivated deserves a lot of credit. She’s been criticised a lot in the past. But she’s one person who’s kept me going throughout the tour,” said Kohli.
Meanwhile, Kohli also becomes first Indian captain to hit three centuries in the single ODI series and also becomes the fastest batsman to score 17,000 international runs and he made it clear that he doesn’t intend to stop anytime soon.
“I have got eight or nine years left in my career and I want to make the most of every day. It’s a blessing that I am healthy and getting to captain my country,” said Kohli. (With PTI inputs)