India captain Virat Kohli has an opportunity to break a long-standing record of the former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has the opportunity to register most centuries in winning cause if he gets one at Ranchi. The Indian captain is in ominous form and hit his 40th ton a couple of days back at Nagpur. He hit a superb 120 balls 116 on a tricky Nagpur wicket. The Indian captain also bagged the Man of the Match for that ton. He now is second in the list of most Man of the Match awards won by Indians in ODIs. Kohli is on 32, whereas Sourav Ganguly is on 31. Tendulkar is at the top of the tree on this list with 62 awards.
“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.
The 3rd ODI will be played on March 8 and India will look to seal the series with a win.