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Twitter Reactions to Virat Kohli scoring his 50th ODI century



Last Updated on 6 months by Charbel Coorey

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Critics looked at his record in knockout matches as a black mark on his ODI record. It was a factor that would bring Virat Kohli down a level when discussing his place among the greats of 50-over cricket.

So, it’s somewhat fitting that he brought up his 50th ODI century in a knockout game; that too one of India’s biggest games in recent memory, in front of his idol whom he went past. The great Sachin Tendulkar stood and applauded in the crowd after Kohli hit a Lockie Ferguson delivery for two behind square to bring up the landmark century.

It was yet another classic Virat innings, eventually finishing with 117 off 113 balls. His placement and running between the wickets the key feature on another sapping day at Mumbai. Conditions were so warm that even the supremely fit Virat was struggling with cramps, but he maintained superb control of over 90% as he brought up the hundred.

In addition to his 50th hundred, Kohli also achieved the most runs scored by a single player in any edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, also going past Tendulkar’s 673 in 2003. The little master wowed millions 20 years ago, inspiring many – including Kohli – to take up their bats and dream of achieving big things for India. Kohli has certainly done so, further confirming his status as one of the very, very best the ODI game has ever seen.

Twitter reactions to Virat Kohli notching his 50th ODI hundred

It was another masterclass in building an ODI innings by Virat after an excellent start provided by Rohit Sharma once again. The Indian captain has been outstanding in this World Cup, providing India with early momentum they can build on.

“I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage – in the World Cup Semi-final – and at my home ground is the icing on the cake,” tweeted Tendulkar.

Here are some of the reactions to another Kohli classic, this time in a World Cup semi-final.
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