Virat Kohli slammed his 79th worldwide ton.© X (Twitter)
India hammered South Africa by 243 runs of their Cricket World Cup match on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Virat Kohli, on his thirty fifth birthday, starred with an unbeaten century as India secured the highest spot within the Cricket World Cup factors desk, with their remaining recreation of the stage on November 12 in opposition to Netherlands. Kohli hit an unbetean 101 to equal Sachin Tendulkar’s document of most ODI centuries (49). Earlier within the event, Kohli narrowly missed out on equalling Tendulkar on a few events, getting out on scores of 95 and 88, respectively.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri steered that identical to Kohli, Tendulkar additionally had sleepless nights when he was chasing batting nice Sunil Gavaskar’s document of 34 Test tons.
“It’s amazing. We are a country obsessed with records. We are obsessed with hundreds. And Sunny was the trendsetter. I remember when Sachin Tendulkar was chasing his 34th, it wasn’t easy. He had many sleepless nights, he would get out in the 70s and 80s. And it took a while, just like it has taken Virat Kohli,” Shastri stated through the mid-innings present on Star Sports following Kohli’s record-equalling century.
Shastri hailed Kohli for his knock because it was not straightforward to bat on this monitor, particularly with the ball gripping, however he soaked all of the stress and made certain that India publish a powerful whole on the board.
“Today, it was a very calculated innings. He started off quick, when the ball was coming onto the bat. And when the ball started gripping, it wasn’t easy to pick the bowlers. So, he soaked the pressure, bid his time, and upped the ante,” he added.
India will tackle Netherlands of their remaining group recreation on November 12.
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