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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Virat Kohli scores 32nd ton, Virender Sehwag gives a hilarious reaction

Virat Kohli slammed his 32nd century during the second India vs New Zealand second ODI in Kanpur.

india-vs-new-zealand-2017 Updated: Oct 29, 2017 19:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Virat Kohli scored his 32nd century during India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI and Virender Sehwag made a funny comment on it.
Virat Kohli scored his 32nd century during India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI and Virender Sehwag made a funny comment on it. (Getty Images)

With Virat Kohli notching up his 32nd ODI century — sixth in 2017 that helped the Indian cricket team captain score 9,000 ODI runs in the format — wishes poured in for the Indian captain from across the world. (India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI - HIGHLIGHTS)

Many current and former cricketers heaped praise on Kohli, who had struck a fabulous century in the first game of this series in Mumbai to go past the Australian legend in terms of scoring most ODI tons. Sehwag made a hilarious comment on the feat. (India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI - SCORECARD)

Kohli became the fastest batsman ever on Sunday to complete 9,000 ODI runs — a feat that he achieved in his 202nd match and 194th innings for India. He surpassed the record set by South Africa’s AB de Villiers, who had scored 9,000 runs in 205 ODI innings.

READ | Virat Kohli slams 32nd ton, reaches 9000 ODI runs in record time

The Indian cricket team captain also added a strong 231-run stand with his deputy Rohit Sharma in the third and final ODI against New Zealand at Kanpur, which put their team in a strong position in the series decider.

While Rohit hammered 18 boundaries and two sixes to score a 138-ball 147, Kohli fell after making 113 off 106 balls with nine fours and one six.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he would not argue if there is a debate to decide who is the greatest ODI batsman ever.

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman praised Kohli for his consistency.

India reached 337 for six in their allotted 50 overs after the Kiwis won the toss and elected to field first at Kanpur in the series decider on Sunday.

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 18:48 IST