BAN vs IND | Twitter reacts as ‘relived’ Virat Kohli expresses his emotions after hitting first ODI century in three years
Virat Kohli expresses his emotions after hitting first ODI century in three years.|
Even great players endure lean patches, but when they get out of it, only a few can control their emotions on the field. Surely, Virat Kohli is not among the ones who love to keep themselves calm, and there was no exception on Saturday following his 44th ODI hundred after a prolonged wait.
On Saturday, when billions of Indian fans were cheering for Ishan Kishan for his excellent double hundred in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh, Virat Kohli played second fiddle to him before bringing up his century, his 44th in the format. In all, Kohli hit 13 fours and two sixes in his 91-ball 113 before he fell to Shakib Al Hasan in the 42nd over. It was enough for the Men in Blue to pile up 409/8 after coming to bat.
Moreover, Kohli crossed the three-digit mark in style, picking a length ball off his hips against Ebadot Hossain in the 39th over to score a six over fine leg. It was his 72nd international hundred across formats, and his first in ODIs since August 14, 2019 when he had made the West Indies his victim.
It was expected from Kohli to express his emotions after reaching the landmark, largely because he has been highly regarded as the best in this format. While raising his bat after reaching the landmark, KL Rahul, who was there batting from the other end, went on to Kohli to congratulate him, while the former Indian skipper, with relief, was seen saying: “three f*cking years.” Unsurprisingly, it attracted a lot of attention on social media.
Virat Kohli really said 3 fcking yearspic.twitter.com/hLVhSEMdtW— leishaa ✨ (@katyxkohli17) December 10, 2022
The deadlock finally breaks
A flick that ended a wait that lasted 1214 DAYS 🥺— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) December 10, 2022
The King is Happy, and so are we for his 44th ODI HUNDRED 👑@imVkohli#SonySportsNetwork #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/OTn7LO3JFX
A rare day when Virat Kohli's century is overshadowed pic.twitter.com/DHj0PvQ0mi— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 10, 2022
Virat Kohli gives his haters another 100 hundred reasons to cry 😭— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) December 10, 2022
KING KOHLI 104* (86)🇮🇳
Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to score a century in international cricket AND appear on Money Heist 🤯 pic.twitter.com/2s4Ic65D9n— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) December 10, 2022
That was outstanding innings by both of you @imVkohli & @ishankishan51#ViratKohli𓃵 #ishankishan#INDvsBAN@BJP4India @BJP4Andhra @bjpkm4kisan @BJP4APKISAN pic.twitter.com/co6vczBGDR— RAMA KRISHNA PAMARTHI/రామకృష్ణ పామర్తి/रामकृष्ण (@RAM2347RK) December 10, 2022
The official GOAT day
Some days are meant to be so good. Aren't they ??— Aaduthoma ഒറിജിനൽ (@Aadutho43187386) December 10, 2022
10th December, the moon was messi at night and the sun was Virat Kohli in day time. pic.twitter.com/O5qvzObWRM
What a day this has been!
G.O.A.T's 𓃵— Osho Kothari (@OshoKothari) December 10, 2022
One for football ⚽
One for cricket 🏏#Messi #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/OjXi1YV8gS
Virat 2nd only to GOD!
Most hundreds in International cricket:— Mohit Ram (@MohitRamBharga1) December 10, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar - 100
Virat Kohli - 72*
Ricky Ponting - 71
Run scored by Kohli in LOI before the wedding anniversary :— Hemaram Saran (@saran_hemaram) December 10, 2022
-70* (29) , 2019
-85(61) , 2020
-113 , 2022
“A Special Innings Before His Wedding Anniversary ” 😂♥️#ViratKohli𓃵 #INDvsBAN pic.twitter.com/KhK1G0iNLo