Mumbai: Yesterday, people witnessed history in the making after Indian captain, Virat Kohli, scored his 42nd ODI century against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
This century of his came along with several broken records. The broken records include overtaking Sourav Ganguly as India’s second-highest run-getter in ODIs and breaking Javed Miandad’s 26-year-long-standing record to become the highest run-scorer against West Indies in ODIs.
Virat's century came after a long wait of five months, something that is unusual for the Indian skipper. This century makes it 67 international centuries for Kohli. At present, he stands at number eight in the list of all-time highest run-scorers in ODI cricket and also has the third-highest number of international centuries.
In light of Kohli’s century, Twitter soon started chanting the name of Virat Kohli. #KingKohli was trending throughout the social media website. Fans, as well as cricketing legends, took to Twitter to praise the talisman.
42nd ODI hundred ahh already 💥💥— Mr 28 (@TheNameIsVinay) August 11, 2019
By end of his career he'll easily achieve 80+ centuries 🔥🔥🔥
If @sachin_rt --> Sholay @imVkohli --> Baahubali 💥🙏#ODINo1batsmen #ViratKohli #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/lbIHBenCps
— Grishma Sharma (@GrishmaSharma23) August 11, 2019
Virat Kohli has never gone more than five half centuries without converting to a century. He was on the cusp of it today, but No 42 was inevitable. Privelidged to be around to see the master of modern ODI cricket batting. #bestallformatplayer— ian bishop (@irbishi) August 11, 2019
Century for the virat Kohli after 155 days I badly wanted him to score a ton and he does it on a difficult pitch
Century No.42 in ODI'S and went past DADA in runs tally in ODI'S & take bow
👑Kohli u r a genius @imVkohli The GOAT #KingKohli #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/HbKj0p2xy1— Tulasi Venkata Swamy (@imTVStirumani) August 11, 2019
Finally an ODI 100 - his 42nd - for Virat Kohli after 11 inns.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 11, 2019
His last two 100s were back to back, came @ Nagpur & Ranchi agst Aus on 5 & 8 March 2019.
The most inns for him without an ODI century still remains as 17 inns - from 27 Feb to 11 Sep 2011.#IndvWI #IndvsWI#WIvIND
Finally the wait is over. If a guy at the age of 30 can have 42 hundreds, he has proved enough that he is in a different league which is as great as #Masterblaster and shouldn't be compared to anyone. #kingKohli #WIvIND.. #KingKohli .@imVkohli .#HailtheKing. pic.twitter.com/Ba2V05SNKC— Tushar Sudha Pandey (@imvktushar) August 11, 2019
Century kept eluding Kohli in the World Cup....he’s got one in the first ODI innings after that. Number 42. There’s no dispute about who’s the best ODI batsman in the 🌍 #WIvIND— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 11, 2019
— 🅰nkit Raj (@ImAnkitRaj_31) August 11, 2019