Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored his 33rd ODI century on Thursday in the first ODI between South Africa and India at Durban.
The right-handed batsman made 112 from 119 balls to help his side register an easy win over hosts and lead the six-match ODI series 1-0.
— ICC (@ICC) February 1, 2018
On the penultimate ball of 41st over, the South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo bowled a wide length ball which was sent through covers by Kohli – the ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017- to complete his century in 105 balls.
Kohli’s stupendous knock came in yet another chase. This was Delhi dasher’s 20th century while batting in the second innings. It was also his 18th hundred in a successful run-chase.
This was also Kohli’s 19th century outside India and the first on South Africa soil.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s record hundred:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 1, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 1, 2018
Fabulous start to the series!! An all round effort in securing a big win. Another great century by the run machine, @imVkohli and a superb innings played by Ajju @ajinkyarahane88. Keep it up boys!@BCCI #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/uudgYEtl6k
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 1, 2018
Dad: Aaj kya kiya?
— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) February 1, 2018
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) February 1, 2018
Virat Kohli is simply, and by a distance, the best all-format batsman in the world.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) February 1, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 1, 2018
33rd ODI ton for @imVkohli ! The skipper's authoritative century helps #TeamIndia draw first blood in the 6 match ODI series. Isn't he a master in the 50 over format? #PlayBold #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/9psQbdRbYb
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 1, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 1, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 1, 2018
When I grow up I want to be Virat Kohli batting in an ODI run chase.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) February 1, 2018
ODI chase, @imVkohli Century!
More certain than Arun Jaitley imposing cess!
— Manish K Pathak (@manishpathak187) February 1, 2018