Indian batting genius Virat Kohli seems to be a man on a mission – a mission to decimate every bowling attack in the world.
On Friday, the 29-year-old Delhi lad was again in a destructive mood and the South African bowlers had no answers as they were carted around by Kohli at will.
The Indian captain went on to score his 35th ODI century and in the process broke quite a few batting records.
Following Kohli’s century, Twitter burst into life with cricketing world showering praise on India’s run-machine. Among those who applauded Kohli’s skill and consistency were Pakistan women cricketers Syeda Nain Abidi and Kainat Imtiaz.
“So focussed and concentrated as a batsman! 100 number 35! Absolutely amazing batting !! He is a Genius!!,” tweeted Abidi.
— Syeda Nain Abidi (@SyedaNain18) February 16, 2018
“What a player,” wrote Kainat Imtiaz after the right-hander’s majestic ton at Centurion.
— Kainat Imtiaz (@kainatimtiaz16) February 16, 2018
Kohli was in superb form as he hit 129 not out off 96 balls to take India to an eight-wicket win with 17.5 overs to spare.
It completed a crushing 5-1 series victory for India, who started the series second behind South Africa in the ODI rankings but finished as the undisputed number one side.
Also, the ODI series was a personal triumph for Kohli, who hit three centuries and became the first player to score more than 500 runs in a bilateral series. He finished with 558 runs at an average of 186.00.