Twitter Reactions: Virat Kohli notches up his 37th ODI century in Vizag
Kohli also completed 10,000 ODI runs in the process.
Updated - Oct 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Wake up, score centuries, sleep, repeat. This has been Virat Kohli’s routine these days. After leaving everyone awestruck with his batting in Guwahati a couple of days ago, the master was once again at work in Vizag in the second ODI against the Windies. In the sapping heat, Kohli walked out to bat early in the fourth over and has once again led from the front to notch up his 37th ODI ton.
Rohit Sharma‘s dismissal was a jolt to India after opting to bat first. The Indian captain strode out to the middle to a rousing applause from the crowd. The stage was set for him at his favourite venue and needless to say that he didn’t disappoint his fans. However, Kohli’s approach was completely different today. If his previous knock was all about smashing the ball to the park, this time he was more subdued about his shot-making.
Even the pitch didn’t allow him to dictate the proceedings from the word go. The 29-year-old was quick to assess the pitch and took Ambati Rayudu with him to rebuild the innings.
Completes 10,000 ODI runs as well
Virat Kohli is breaking records for fun nowadays and he attained a few more to his name today. After reaching 30, he became the fastest to 4000 ODI runs at home and after scoring 51 more runs, the master also went past the legends to become the quickest to 10,000 runs in the format.
His innings had it all. The rotation of strike, a dropped catch and scintillating cover drives. Even Kohli would admit that this was not his fluent innings, but he managed to spend more time on the field finding ways of scoring runs. In the sultry heat, it was important from team’s point of view for someone to stay and play a big knock and Kohli, like always, put his hand up.
While Ambati Rayudu supported him so well. Virat Kohli just kept his calm and concentrated on manoeuvring the ball. The Caribbean bowlers kept tight lines to frustrate him but the determined Indian skipper wasn’t going to give his wicket away. Eventually, he got to his 37th century to make it a total of 61 international tons in his already illustrious career and soaked in all the applause from the vociferous crowd in Vizag.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Kohli’s yet another century:
Software update all the time. Virat Kohli has redefined what consistency means. Got his 9000th odi run just 11 innings ago and got his 10000 th today, to go with his 37th century. Enjoy the phenomena #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/OPhvIsBRDJ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 24, 2018
Congratulations to @imVkohli to achieve milestone of 10000 runs in ODI cricket 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 , Great player & Humble human 👍🏼 , u entertaining all fans of cricket with ur Skills , Passion & determination , stay blessed
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 24, 2018
Take a bow Virat! Congratulations !@imVkohli
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) October 24, 2018
And the insanity continues with an undying intensity. Congratulations #KingKohli on 10,000 ODI runs and 37th century. The hunger, consistency and intensity is simply incredible pic.twitter.com/DGoP1GlZ01
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 24, 2018
विराट सम्राट 🙏🙌 #10KforVK
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 24, 2018
Fastest 10k odi runs.Legendary stuff from #ViratKohli 👏👏👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 24, 2018
— Henry Sarkar (@iHenrySS) October 24, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 24, 2018
— Gaurang (@Gaurang321) October 24, 2018
— Vidur Pandey (@vidurp09) October 24, 2018
Expecting @imVkohli to score atleast 20,000 ODI runs before he retires! 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐
— Dhanushan (@IamDhanushan) October 24, 2018
— SYED SHOAIB🇮🇳 (@_iamshoaib) October 24, 2018
10 years and 2 months
— Santhosh Srinivas (@santhoshnadal) October 24, 2018
Hit a Century
Repeat! #ViratKohli 🔥
— Shah Faisal Khan (@SFKtweets) October 24, 2018
Another day, another hundred for Virat Kohli. As close to normalcy now as it could get. What a player! #INDvsWI
— Kritika Naidu (@Kritzika) October 24, 2018
— Prakhar (@prakharshubham) October 24, 2018
— Rakesh Kumawat (@rakesh_beldar) October 24, 2018
Kohli scored Ton 👏
— Faizan Tweets (@Mr_Faizan_18) October 24, 2018
Virat Kohli is a scam!
— Bankerupt🌈 (@Bankerupt) October 24, 2018
— Desh Deepak Misra (@ddmisra) October 24, 2018