India pulled off a stunning batting display to ensure their chances of qualifying to the final of the CB series were still alive as they beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets on Tuesday. And the main man to thank for this was Virat Kohli who smashed 133 off only 86 balls as India completed the herculean task of achieving the target of 321 in less than 40 overs to earn a bonus point.
Virat was the only Indian batsman to score a century in the Test series and so far he's the only Indian to do so in the ongoing tri-series. It was Virat's 9th ODI century and sixth when chasing. It is also his highest ODI score. Twitter was abuzz with comments on Kohli's knock. Here are a few....
@yuvsingh09: Chekoo kohli great inings ! Have a cheekoo shake for recovery before sleeping ! Goodnight @ImVkohli.
Yuvraj Singh, who is in the US for treatment for a rare germ cell cancer, was one of the first to congratulate Kohli.
@sanjaymanjrekar: the last time i had seen malinga lost for ideas was again when virat took him on in the RCb vs M.I champions league match at durban, tweeted former India player Sanjay Manjrekar.
@sanjaymanjrekar: virat kohli has raised his stature in international cricket by another notch today at hobart, added Manjrekar.
@sidharthamallya: What an innings from Virat!! Awesome display from India. To chase that big a score down and gain the bonus point is simply magic!!
Sidhartha Mallya, the boss of Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team that Kohli plays for in IPL, was ecstatic.
@vaughanCricket: Virat Kohli is the most entertaining player in the world at the moment.. Quite remarkable innings, tweeted former England captain Michael Vaughan.
@cricketwallah: This has been a superb century by Kohli. He's grown by leaps and bounds as a batsman on this tour..., tweeted cricket expert Ayaz Memon.
@cricketwallah: I'll be guarded where Tests are concerned, but Kohlis among my top 3 batsmen in limited overs cricket certainly...
@rohanbopanna: The first match i watched of the Tri series and WHAT a match, Virat Kohli on song with the bat. Sensational India victory and run chase, tweeted Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna.
@mmbangwa: WOW!! What an innings by Virat Kohli!!!
Tweeted by former Zimbabwe player Mpumelelo Mbangwa
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