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Twitter bows down to Virat Kohli as he surpasses Ricky Ponting with 31st ODI ton

Virat Kohli (Credits: Cricket Next via AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE)

Sumptuous is the word that should be used to describe Virat Kohli’s superior batting against New Zealand in the opening episode at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Precisely, a captain’s knock is what that surged the Men in Blue to shine brighter than the Black Caps.

On a track where the majority of the batsmen struggled to tick the flow of runs, Virat Kohli came to the fore with emphasis much more on solidifying the batting scorecard. The Indian skipper finally broke Ricky Ponting’s streak of 30 ODI centuries to net 31 to his parking lot in his 200th ODI.

Kohli celebrates after scoring his 31st ODI ton (Credits: Cricket Next via AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE)

India have managed to put up a pretty good score of 280/8 in their quota of overs that the Kiwis have another serious challenge to chase which is not going to be that easy. The ball might do the trick under the lights and it will be interesting to see how the Indian bowlers set the trap.

Credits to New Zealand bowlers for doing good job but Kohli’s dominance completely washed India’s hiccups that dwelt at some point of time when other batsmen lost their plot. Right from ball one, Kohli looked in good shape and he went on to scoop the essence till the end.

Virat Kohli topped the charts with 121 runs eclipsing 9 fours and 2 sixes. With the machine continuing to show its efficiency on a consistent basis, it is no doubt that he would break Sachin’s record of most hundreds in the ODI format. Well, India have to bowl well to make the fans happy on a balming Sunday.

Here are the best tweets of Virat Kohli’s knock:

Written by Chaithanya G

A die-hard Arsenal fan and a foodie who likes to deliver some crunch in scripting articles on Cricket.

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