In the cricket world, there are many greats, and Virat Kohli is one of them. He has been ruling the cricket world for the past 15 years. In these years, he played an uncountable number of match-winning knocks. His career is decked up with several records. Recently, in the World Cup, he scored his 50th ODI hundred. That was not a little achievement. Recently, ESPN Cricinfo voters voted Virat Kohli’s century at Hobart as his best ODI hundred.
Virat’s Magnificent Century:
In 2012, Virat played an excellent knock of 133* in just 86 balls against Sri Lanka. On February 28, India was chasing a giant total of 321 runs. In that match, Sri Lanka’s bowling attack was outstanding. Indian batters were struggling a bit in front of Sri Lanka’s high-quality bowlers. It was a crucial match for India. To qualify for the finals, they need to chase down the total in 40 overs.
India started well. Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar gave a perfect start. After Tendulkar’s dismissal, Virat Kohli came to bat. In that match, he showed his class. He played an excellent knock of unbeaten 133 runs just in 86 balls. That innings was contained with 16 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. His strike rate was 154.65. He was in a destructive mode.
It was the initial days of Kohli’s career. After that, he became better every day and in every way. The way, he involved himself is truly inspiring. Starting from the first ODI hundred, he scored his 50th ODI hundred just a few days back. That journey witnessed so many highs and lows but King Kohli stood tall throughout the journey.
Upcoming South Africa Tour:
After finishing the World Cup as runners-up, India is now focusing on the South Africa tour. In that tour, India will be playing three T20s, three ODIs, and two test matches. In the T20s, youngsters got chances. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will not be playing the white ball format in this series. They will be back in the test series. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav will lead the T20 side and KL Rahul will be captaining in the ODI format.