Centurion: 35th ODI ton. 27th while chasing the target. Fastest to 17,000 international runs, most runs in a bilateral ODI series, most hundreds for an Indian captain in a bilateral series. Virat Kohli’s record-breaking streak generated another round of mind-numbing numbers as he scored an unbeaten 129 off 96 balls India beat South Africa in the sixth ODI by eight wickets to win the six-match ODI series 5-1 in Centurion on Friday.
As Kohli scored another hundred, Twitter was in a meltdown praising the Indian skipper. Former England captain-turned-commentator Michael Vaughan, who has praised Kohli many times in the past, was once again wholesome in his praise, terming Kohli, the best ever ODI batsman.
As Kohli began his innings, Vaughan had tweeted:
Former and current cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Kevin Pietersen, R Ashwin, Rashid Khan, Tom Moody were amongst other who lauded Kohli.
Remarkable innings by @imVkohli to get to his 35th ODI century. Congratulations #TeamIndia on winning an ODI series for the first time in South Africa. Great achievement 🇮🇳 #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/lwvazFwnww— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 16, 2018
Freak, Rockstar, Fighter, Winner, Believer - @imVkohli! ☄️😍☄️😍— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) February 16, 2018
And he does what he does best, score centuries. The stellar run for the champion continues, 35 th ODI hundred , 3rd in the series. Take a bow, Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/ypkc53urI6— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 16, 2018
100 toh mazaak bana rakha hai bande ne. Adbhut , Kohli is just unbelievable. Century No 35 for probably the greatest ODI batsman #SAvIND— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 16, 2018
King Kohli had 32 hundreds in 202 ODI's before this series began, i.e one every 6.5 innings, which is astonishing. What he does next, score 3 in 6 ODI's this series. We are a blessed nation , Kohli jaisa koi nahi pic.twitter.com/Wo30ZwzdVz— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 16, 2018
Parampara ,Pratishtha ,Anushaasan. Congratulations India on the 5-1 series victory. Brilliant effort from the spinners and wonderfully led from the front by Kohli. pic.twitter.com/jYQhLTIqI8— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 16, 2018
Runs machine + Hundreds machine +Chasing Machine = @imVkohli Bhai 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 outclass— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) February 16, 2018