This was his 45th ODI 100 and fans flooded Twitter celebrating the 'Kings' ton.
Last Updated: 11.38 AM, Jan 10, 2023
While India got a great start courtesy of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli came in and added spice to the first ODI game against Sri Lanka in Guwahati.
While skipper Rohit scored 83 off 67, Gill smashed 70 off 60 balls, and later Kohli came in and played his shots starting the New Year on a high with a century to his name.
The batter was dropped twice and he did make Sri Lanka pay as he achieved his 45th ODI 100. Fans soon flooded Twitter celebrating the 'Kings' ton.
Most ODI 100s vs a team:
9 Virat Kohli vs WI
9 Virat Kohli vs SL *
9 Sachin Tendulkar vs Aus
8 Rohit Sharma vs Aus
8 Virat Kohli vs Aus
8 Sachin Tendulkar vs SL
Most ODI 100s in a country:
20 Virat Kohli in India (99 inngs) *
20 Sachin Tendulkar in India (160)
14 Hashim Amla in South Africa (69)
14 Ricky Ponting in Australia (151)
India has gone on to post 373/7 in the 50 overs. Kohli's dismissal did cost the team at least 10-15 extra runs, but his 113 was surely magical.
Now it will be on the visitors if they can recover and do well with the bat.