IS VIRAT KOHLI FROM ANOTHER PLANET?

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli speaks during a news conference ahead of their cricket series including three test matches, five ODI matches and one T20, in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

VIRAT KOHLI CLOSER TO BEING GREATEST!

Virat Kohli achieved yet another milestone in his career, completing 9,000 ODI runs during the third and final one-day against New Zealand in Kanpur. His deputy Rohit Sharma too struck his 15th ODI century as India were on course for a massive score.

Requiring 83 runs to reach the milestone, Kohli achieved the landmark in his 194th innings and in his 202nd ODI. In the process, the Indian skipper emulated AB de Villiers, who held the record for being the fastest to 9,000 ODI runs. De Villiers had this record earlier this year when he got to the mark in 205 innings (214 matches). Now, Kohli holds the honour of being the fastest scorer of 9,000 runs in ODIs.

Things got better for Kohli as he notched up 32nd century and his 2nd of the series as New Zealand struggled to contain the flow of runs. The latest knock was his sixth as skipper, the most by a skipper in ODIs.

Ever since his debut year, the Indian captain has never averaged below 40 in a calendar year in ODIs and has scored 1,347 runs at an average of 74.83 this year. Last year, he averaged a staggering 92.37 in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma struck his 15th ODI century before a huge Sunday crowd as India scored 196/1 in 35 overs in the third and final one-day against New Zealand here.

After struggling with his form, Rohit, who scored 20 and seven in previous two matches at Mumbai and Pune, smashed his 15th century off 106 balls. The knock contained 11 hits to the fence and two sixes to boost India in the decider. Sunday’s century for Rohit was his second this month. During his knock, he also reached 150 sixes in ODIs

SOURCE – HINDUSTAN TIMES

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