The run-machine, Virat Kohli once again showed his remarkable consistency as he led the men in blue to another victory by defeating Australia by three runs in the just-concluded decider match, sealing the series by 2-1 at the M.Chinnaswarmy Stadium, Bangaluru.
Back to back half-centuries for Virat Kohli
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2020
Before the match started, the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch opted to bat first after winning the toss. Chasing a total of 286 runs, the Indian cricket team kickstarted the game with a bang. Rohit Sharma had to open with KL Rahul as Shikhar Dhawan got ruled out of the action having injured his shoulder during the last match.
However, KL Rahul failed to make it big this time as he went back to pavilion after scoring 19 runs only. The skipper Virat Kohli alongside Rohit Sharma’s match-winning knocks helped India seal a comfortable victory.
Rohit Sharma scored 119 runs off 128 balls smashing 8 fours and 6 sixes. On the other hand, Virat Kohli once again gave a thrilling show with his bat. He scored 89 runs in 91 balls hitting, smashing 8 boundaries during the process.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2020
Virat Kohli also added another feather to his hat as he became the fifth batsman to register the 100th score of 50-plus runs against Australia. He also broke the record of MS Dhoni to register most runs as India captain. Virat now has 11208 runs in 199 innings at a stunning average of 66.71 while on the other hand, MS Dhoni amassed 11207 runs in 330 innings.
As soon as the Indian skipper took the Indian team to the winning side, the twitter was already flooded with amazing reactions and praises for Virat.
Here, have a look at the 10 best Tweets on Virat’s performance:
Virat Kohli has batted 236 times in ODIs and 100 times he has scored more than 50 runs in an innings…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 19, 2020
Virat Kohli is in that phase of his career where he is getting unsettled after those 70s 80s, we all get disappointed even after those 70s 80s just because we expect a 100 from him everytime he walks in. The level he's set for himself is just unmatchable! A true brand of cricket.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 19, 2020
Rohit has scored a century which includes several big hits, Smith’s tom was marked by wonderful improvisations towards the end, but Virat Kohli has played some of the most breathtaking strokes in the match
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 19, 2020
Brilliant batting by @ImRo45 & @imVkohli & some excellent bowling by @MdShami11. The grit #TeamIndia showed to come back to win the series after losing the 1st game was just amazing to see.
Congratulations on the series win against a very good Aussie team. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/STsew7VzVu
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 19, 2020
— PUMA Cricket (@pumacricket) January 19, 2020
I Am not seeing the No 1 Batsmen of the World at the Crease…
But I am seeing a greatest Sportsman of this Era at the Crease…👏👏
Take A Bow Virat… 👏👏👌
— Surendra (@n_suren) January 19, 2020
King Kohli in ODIs:
Total Runs – 11792
Total Runs in Chasing – 7024
Total Winning Runs in Chasing – 5388💥
— Virat Kohli Trends™🔥 (@TrendVirat) January 19, 2020
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) January 19, 2020
Just look at the no. of hundreds of Virat😳🔥..
Reason why he's called as
"THE CHASE MASTER" 😎🙌❤️
— Achiever🎯 (@swamy__naidu) January 19, 2020
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) January 19, 2020