Kohli wallops 32nd ODI ton, rewrites record book
The Virat Kohli rampage is on the run; sweeping New Zealand away in the third one day international match in Kanpur, the Indian skipper booked his 32nd ODI hundred and with that, he sprinted through the record books once again. However, the visit of Kohli into the records of cricket has become a regular phenomenon these days.
The right handed Indian captain also brought up his 9000 one day international runs, became the fastest to do so, eclipsing South African master hitter AB de Villiers.
This is the 194th innings of Virat Kohli on which he scored these runs while de Villiers did the feat in 205 innings.
In 2017, Kohli is the leading run scorer in both ODIs and Test cricket. He is the first player to score 2000 international runs; South African run machine Hashim Amla is breathing close to him with 1988 runs so far.
As the captain of India, this is Kohli’s tenth century and sixth this year, the highest for any captain in a calendar year. Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers all hit five tons each as a captain.
On the other end, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma 230 run stand in the second wicket; this is the fourth time Kohli and Sharma shared a 200 or more run partnership in ODI cricket which is a world record as well.