Another day and it is another scintillating performance by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he scored his 34th One Day International century. The explosive batsman achieved this feat against South Africa in the 3rd ODI where he led the Men in Blue to a comfortable victory of 124 runs to take a 3-0 lead in the six-match series.
Kohli's unbeaten 160 off 159 balls is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman against South Africa in the Proteas backyard as he surpassed former Team India skipper Sourav Ganguly's 127 at Johannesburg in 2001.
The skipper also became the first Indian batsman to score a ton against the hosts at Newlands and the first Indian ODI captain with the most hundreds to his name.
This was Kohli's second highest ODI score, his second ton in the ongoing ODI series and his 34th overall One Day International century. There is no stopping Kohli as the skipper is on a rampage at the current moment. With his ton, Team India have taken a 3-0 unassailable 3-0 lead in the six-match series.
Following Kohli's explosive performance, Australian vice-captain David Warner termed Kohli's performance as 'On a different level'. Twitter was flowing with congratulatory messages as the Cricket fraternity wished the Indian skipper. Take a look.
David Warner lauded the Indian skipper as a batsman on a different level.
Ian Bell coined Kohli's performance as another masterclass.
The Master Blaster is always there to shower his blessings on the Indian skipper.
Uttar Pradesh swashbuckler who will be present in the T20I series vs South Africa, Suresh Raina wished Kohli on his remarkable performance.
India’s run machine has done it again! 34th ODI 100. What a player!@ImVKohli May this form of yours go on and on! SAvsIND— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 7, 2018
Mohammad Kaif described Kohli's performance as 'consistent'.
No words to describe Virat Kohli ‘s consistency. Other good batsman look really ordinary once you watch him bat. What a joy to watch him score hundreds for fun. 34 of them now and this , one of his best #INDvSA— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 7, 2018
Well played @imVkohli One of the best ODI 100’s I have seen. Played with a lot of maturity and responsibility especially when the team was under pressure.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 7, 2018
Murali Vijay (@mvj888) February 7, 2018
Michael Vaughan has something special to say about Kohli.
Other than the congratulatory messages, Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan had a different message for India's captain.