Virat Kohli scored yet another century as India beat South Africa by 8 wickets in the sixth ODI on Friday.
Apart from his century, Kohli grabbed another record to his name by becoming the highest run-getter in a bilateral series surpassing his teammate Rohit Sharma who achieved the feat in 2013-14 against Australia after scoring 491 runs in the series.
Kohli while scoring his 35th ODI century in the sixth ODI went past the 500-run mark in the series. This is also the highest number of runs scored by a skipper in a bilateral series.
The century on Friday by Kohli was made off just 82 balls and with the help of 17 fours, including the four he hit to reach the three-figure mark. This was his third century of the series after he had made hundreds in the first and third match.
In terms of centuries made by captains in ODIs, he is now only behind former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting who has the most number of hundreds as a captain — 22. Kohli now has 13 centuries, same as AB de Villiers, who was captain of South Africa.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s ton:
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
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) 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
They are soooo many batsmen who can get to 100 as consistently and easily as Virat. If they start at 90 😁😄
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) February 16, 2018
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) February 16, 2018
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) 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
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 16, 2018
The Official Dictionary of the Animal Kingdom (Revised Edition CCXXIV) just got a new update.
Virat Kohli – H. Sapien whose consistency is on par with the Universal Majesty of the Lion.
Synonyms: Run Machine, Chase Master, Milestone Man, Myriad Pro.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 16, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2018
No one is @imVkohli peer at the moment im afraid . Best in the world 🌍
— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) February 16, 2018
At this rate he's going to get a patent approved on scoring one-day hundreds. No, nobody in the current crop does it like him. @imVkohli You've taken the sponsor & ground name too seriously #MomentumODI #Centurion #SAvIND #ViratKohli 👏🏻
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) February 16, 2018
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 16, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 16, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 16, 2018
What if Kohli only scores ODI hundreds from now on? What then?
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) February 16, 2018
One of the best ODI innings I have seen in the recent past. Congratulations, @imVkohli! Excellent work by #TeamIndia to win an ODI series for the first time in South Africa. Way to go, boys✌️✌️ #SAvIND 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/IjAlV2YpHp
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 16, 2018
Nothing unusual. Just no 35. A routine day, really.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 16, 2018
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 16, 2018
— ICC (@ICC) February 16, 2018
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 16, 2018
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) February 16, 2018
What a ruthless, aggressive, blazing 100 by King #Kohli – his 35th ODI century (56th international century) of just 82 balls (with 17 4s)👌👏
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) February 16, 2018
35th ODI ton for King Kohli. Unstoppable hurricane! Scores at a superb SR. Can hit fours and sixes, rotates strike adeptly, runs rapidly between wickets. Terrific conversions rate! Master at building innings & chasing targets. This man ticks all the boxes.. BEST ODI BATSMAN EVER
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) February 16, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) February 16, 2018