India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday smashed his 42nd ODI century in the second one-dayer against the West Indies, and in the process surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become the second-highest run-scorer for India in the 50 overs format.
Ganguly amassed 11,221 runs in 297 ODI innings while Kohli took just 229 innings to go past the former skipper.
Kohli, 30, is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has a whopping 18,426 runs to his name which he accumulated in 452 innings.
Kohli is the seventh-highest run-scorer in ODIs overall behind Jacques Kallis, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, and Tendulkar.
During the course of his knock (120 runs off 125 balls) against the Windies at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, Kohli also broke Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 11, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 11, 2019
There are players and there are legends #ViratKohli #100
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 11, 2019
Century kept eluding Kohli in the World Cup….he’s got one in the first ODI innings after that. Number 42. There’s no dispute about who’s the best ODI batsman in the 🌍 #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 11, 2019
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 11, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 11, 2019
Masterclass in innings building from Virat Kohli. Live lesson for Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer on how to do it. Hundred no 42
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 11, 2019
Virat Kohli has never gone more than five half centuries without converting to a century. He was on the cusp of it today, but No 42 was inevitable. Privelidged to be around to see the master of modern ODI cricket batting. #bestallformatplayer
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) August 11, 2019
— Prathamesh Avachare (@onlyprathamesh) August 11, 2019
Virat Kohli has scored more hundreds than fifties as captain…..
in Tests &
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 11, 2019
No 42 for @imVkohli! Meant quite a bit to him. He's not far away from the great man now.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 11, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 11, 2019
Century No. 42 in ODIs, 67 in Internationals
20th as captain
8th vs West Indies#WIvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 11, 2019
Most centuries by captains against a country in ODIs:
6 – Virat Kohli v West Indies*
5 – Ricky Ponting v New Zealand
4 – AB de Villiers v India
4 – Ricky Ponting v England
4 – Ricky Ponting v India#WIvIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 11, 2019