Former Indian captain and batting maestro Virat Kohli on Saturday ended his One Day International (ODI) century drought as he smashed a stunning century in the ongoing third match against Bangladesh in Chattogram. The 3rd ODI match between India and Bangladesh turned out to be a special occasion for Indian cricket fans as Virat Kohli ended the year with his 72nd international century. Moments before Ishan smashed his 72nd century, Ishan Kishan registered a double century in the same match.
With this knock, Virat Kohli ended his three years long drought. His last century came during India’s tour of the West Indies in 2019. He had played an unbeaten knock of 114 off 99 balls. In terms of total centuries, Virat Kohli, with his 72nd international century, also went past Australian legend Ricky Ponting, who has 71 centuries.
Virat Kohli walked out to bat at number three and he formed an amazing partnership with Ishan Kishan. Together, the duo smashed the Bangladesh bowlers to all the corners of the ground as they brought carnage in Chattogram.
The duo stitched a 290-run partnership for the second wicket at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Initially, Virat Kohli played the role of an anchor as Ishan Kishan took Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners. During their partnership, Ishan Kishan became the fourth Indian to smash a double century in ODI cricket. However, Ishan’s innings came to an end when Taskin Ahmed dismissed Kishan for 210. Ishan’s sensational knock was studded with 24 boundaries and 10 sixes.
Ishan Kishan’s dismissal didn’t affect the plans of Virat Kohli as the former Indian captain raised his bat to celebrate his 85-ball century. Kohli, who departed for 113 runs, smashed 11 boundaries and 2 sixes.
Meanwhile, as soon as Kohli reached the triple-figure mark, he was heard saying “three f*cking years” as he celebrated his ODI century. The video of the same has been making rounds on the internet.
Watch it here:
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