Virat Kohli pulled off another remarkable performance in the 2nd ODI against Windies. After scoring a match-winning 140 in the first match, he was in no mood to stop. The Indian captain struck another century in the 2nd ODI in Visakhapatnam and slammed many records.
His knock of 157 from 129 balls included 13 fours and 4 sixes. It was his 37th ODI century and the 5th of the year. During the innings, he also brought up 10000 ODI runs and became the fastest to achieve the landmark. Kohli got there in just 205 innings and overtook Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 259 innings.
The kind of form he has been in recent times has been incredible. Regardless of the formats, he keeps scoring runs at the same intensity. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly hailed Kohli’s knock and found himself short of words for the fantastic effort.
“I am at a loss of words to describe Virat Kohli‘s performance. The wicket was different today, conditions were different, but he changed the entire game. It was a fantastic knock. I don’t have enough words,” Ganguly told India TV.
Before the Windies ODI series, there were speculations that Virat Kohli would be rested keeping in mind the all-important Australian tour. But Kohli refused to take a break and took the field for the Indian team. After a wonderful run in the Test series, he carried on the great form to colored clothing as well.
The Windies bowlers have looked clueless against him. In both the innings so far, the 29-year-old has been flawless. With 3 more matches to go in the series, it will be interesting to see how many more runs he piles on. Going by his Bradmanesque form, it won’t be surprising if he notches up a couple more tons.