In the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati

Kohli had cracked 113 (87), and, today, on Sunday, the 34-year-old was at his fluent best for the first half of his innings and at his aggressive best in the latter part of his knock as Kohli finished with 166* off 110 balls, creaming 13 fours and 8 sixes.

This was Kohli’s 45th ODI century - now only 4 tons behind Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries.

It was also one of his most fluent, and chanceless centuries, and he has 74 of them: according to ESPNcricinfo, Kohli was in control of 86% of shots, this is more pronounced by the fact that he batted all 10 overs in the fifth powerplay too where he aimed for the frequent boundaries and attempted big hits.

Despite attempting boundaries and playing risky shots in the slog overs

Kohli’s timing and placement were immaculate. This led to the IPL Chairman and the former BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal praising Kohli.

Dhumal was in awe of Kohli’s ability

Rack up runs today at the strike rate of 150 while still playing proper cricketing shots. He added that today’s innings from Kohli was a perfect one for youngsters to look up to.

Century from Shubman Gill

Followed by that by Virat Kohli, helped India put 390 on the board. Sri Lanka, in reply, surrendered meekly and were bowled out for 73. India’s victory margin of 317 runs is the biggest in ODIs history in terms of runs.