Virat Kohli slams 60th International ton, leaves legends behind
The Indian captain took guard against West Indies and scythed the bowling attack all over the place to register his 36th ODI century.
Virat Kohli exits to bat, Virat Kohli scores runs and Virat Kohli breaks record. All things considered, this has been the format that the Indian captain has followed as of late. Such is the yearning to score runs and win matches for his side that Kohli has made it a general propensity to break records, as well as to dash past them.
It was the same in the principal ODI against West Indies in Guwahati. The guests put in a much-enhanced execution with the bat and on the back of a blasting century by Shimron Hetmyer posted 322.
India did not get off to an incredible begin as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in just the second finished. Notwithstanding, it set the phase for Virat Kohli, who walked out, took protect and scythed the Windies assault everywhere. Crunching limits off the front foot and afterward off the backfoot, the Indian skipper looked changed on ideal from the word go.
No deft contacts, no dinky looks, yet Kohli was taking care of business as he hoped to meander down the track and meet the ball on the up to play his strokes. He actually strolled past 50, however then he flicked on a switch and in nearly journey control mode continued gathering keeps running against a rocking the bowling alley assault which withered away.
On the fifth chunk of the 27th over, Kohli creamed a square drive and indented up his 36th ODI century. It was additionally his 60th International ton and simultaneously, turned into the quickest player to this development.
He got to his 60th ton in 386 innings and is well clear of Sachin Tendulkar who took 427 innings to accomplish a similar accomplishment.
The other numbers which were notched up during this effort:
: His 15th on the home soil
: 22nd while chasing
: Kohli has scored three centuries in last four fixtures in India
: 5 against West Indies
: Fourth century in this calendar year
: 14th century as a captain of Indian Cricket team