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.Updated: Oct 29, 2017 19:22 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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)
Century toh haemoglobin ki tarah Virat Kohli ke khoon mein hi shaamil ho chuki hai. 32 one day 100’s in 202 matches.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 29, 2017
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.
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.
Is @imVkohli the Greatest ever 50 over Batsmen !??? I wouldn’t argue against it ....— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 29, 2017
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman praised Kohli for his consistency.
What a player, what an incredible player. Hats off on another 100 , @imVkohli . No words to describe the amazing consistency.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 29, 2017
Virat Kohli 1425* runs in 2017 - the most runs by an ODI captain in a single calendar year!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 29, 2017
Prev: Ricky Ponting 1424 runs in 2007#IndvNZ
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