Twitter Reactions: Fans bow down to Virat Kohli as he gets his 42nd ODI ton

Twitter Reactions: Fans bow down to Virat Kohli as he gets his 42nd ODI ton

This is Virat Kohli's 67th international century.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ‘run machine’ Virat Kohli has had a wonderful day at the office with the bat in the second ODI against the Windies. The last five months have been sort of a drought period for the Indian skipper in terms of the century count. Since he scored his 41st ODI century against Australia in March, he has failed to get to the triple figures on quite a few instances. In the World Cup 2019, he got past the 50-run mark on five consecutive occasions.

However, on each of these instances, he failed to get to a hundred. Even though he didn’t score a single hundred in the quadrennial tournament, he started off the new season on a great note. Right since he walked into bat first in the first over, Virat has stamped his authority and dominated the Windies bowlers. He never gave them a chance at any stage and played some glorious shots.

A record-breaking knock for Virat Kohli

Kohli played shots on either side of the wicket and was in control throughout. He hit 10 boundaries and a six before he reached his 42nd ODI hundred. With this century, he has moved one step closer to breaking the record of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who has got 49 ODI centuries. Also, this is Kohli’s 67th hundred at the highest level.

Apart from the ton, Virat Kohli broke a few other records as well with this knock. Firstly, he went past Pakistan’s Javed Miandad to emerge as the leading run-scorer against Windies. While Miandad took 64 innings to score slightly over 1900 runs against this opposition, Kohli took 30 innings fewer. Also, 34 is the fewest innings taken by a batsman to score 2000 ODI runs at the highest level.

He got to the landmark with a single in the 38th over of the innings. With this, he has even scored 20 ODI centuries now under his own leadership. Moreover, he broke the record of Ricky Ponting who scored 5 centuries as captain against New Zealand. This is Virat’s 6th century as the skipper against Windies and his 8th overall against this team. India’s second-highest ODI run-scorer needs another century against Windies or Australia to level Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries against one opposition (9 vs AUS).

Here is how Twitterati reacted to this magnificent ton: