Virat Kohli thanks the Master Blaster after a huge win over Sri Lanka

Indian team is enjoying a dream run on Sri Lanka tour and is yet to lose a game across formats.

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (R) and Rohit Sharma. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Men in Blue continued their dominance over Sri Lanka on the tour as they took the 4-0 lead in the 5-match series on Thursday in Colombo. India rode on centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to post a daunting total of 375/5 in 50 overs. Master blaster took to social media to praise the captain’s knock and Kohli replied to his tweet thanking him for the applause.

Virat Kohli was magnificent on the day and treated everyone with his majestic stroke play. He was literally toying with Sri Lankan bowlers and brought up his landmark 29th ODI hundred off just 76 deliveries. He is now third highest in terms of centuries scored in One-Day Internationals only behind Ricky Ponting (30) and Sachin himself (49).


Sachin’s special message

Cricketing fraternity heaped praises on both the centurions Virat and Rohit for their mind boggling performances. Even the former India great Sachin Tendulkar could not control himself and posted his message on Twitter wishing them for their excellence. His tweet read, “What a dominating performance by @imVkohli & @ImRo45! Reaching greater heights with each passing game. #TeamIndia #SLvInd.”

Kohli has immense respect for the master and it is known to everyone that the legend is his inspiration. The bond between the two is very special as the 28-year-old is reaching milestones in a similar manner as Sachin did back in the day. He replied to his idol’s tweet thanking him for the wishes. The Indian skipper tweeted, “Thank you Paji. We always try our very best.”

Team India would like to pile on the agony on the hosts and whitewash them in the ODI series after the historic Test series. The team is in a rich vein of form with every player contributing to the cause. The bench strength of the team is so strong that the Man of the Series of the West Indies ODIs Ajinkya Rahane is yet to feature in the limited-overs format on the Sri Lanka tour.

Here is Sachin’s and the Indian skipper’s reply: