Virat Kohli is one player whose hunger for runs never seems to end. Driven by his deep desire for getting more scores, Kohli has surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s record of 11 hundreds in ODI as Indian skipper. Not to mention it is very inconvenient for South Africa to lose against India that too with such a wide margin.
In third ODI South Africa lost by 124 runs and other than the spun attack of Chahal and Yadav, it was Kolhi with his bat that drove the superlatives to the edge. He also scored a century in the first ODI at Durban and was unbeaten in the second ODI. In the last ODI at Cape Town, Kolhi scored a 160, which was his second century in the series and 34th overall.
Kohli also became the first Indian batsman to score more than a 100 at Cape Town without hitting any boundaries.
His score of unbeaten 160 is the highest any Indian batsman has made on the South African soil surpassing the 152 runs record of Sachin Tendulkar in the 2003 World Cup.
Here is a record of highest scores by Indian batsmen in South Africa
|160*||Virat Kohli||South Africa||Cape Town||2017-18|
|127||Sourav Ganguly||South Africa||Johannesburg||2001-02|
|114||WV Raman||South Africa||Centurion||1992-93|
Other than these records, Kohli also became the player to score the second highest runs as a captain in South Africa. Ricky Ponting holds the record as the highest run scorer at 164 in the ODI against South Africa in 2005-06.
As a team captain, it is Virat Kohli’s 12th hundred and he is only behind AB de Villiers (13 hundreds) and Ricky Ponting (22 hundreds).
|Here’s the complete stat of captains with most hundreds|
|13||AB de Villiers||South Africa|
|10||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka|
There is no stopping for Kolhi and it remains speculative if he will break Sachin’s record.