Twitter reacts to 'run machine' Virat Kohli's 'mature and responsible' century at Cape Town

Here's how Twitter reacted to India captain Virat Kohli's 34th ODI century

FirstCricket Staff, Feb,07 2018

India captain Virat Kohli continued from where he left off in the 2nd ODI at Centurion with yet another century in the limited over series to set a 304-run target for South Africa in the 3rd ODI at Cape Town.

An extremely measured innings of an almost run-a-ball 160 from Kohli ensured that the Indians posted a respectable score on board. Though the innings got off to a disastrous start after Rohit Sharma departing in the 1st over, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli steadied the innings till the southpaw walked back to the pavilion after scoring a quick-fire 76.

While Kohli held fort at one end, South Africa chipped in with wickets at regular intervals in an attempt to restrict the Indian total.

However, Kohli's 34th ODI century was peppered with big shots towards the end of the Indian innings to take it to 303/6.

Here's how many people including stalwarts of the game, past and present, lauded the Indian skipper's momentous innings on Twitter:

Some also mentioned the uncanny similarity with the Indian women's team who were playing in South Africa against the Proteas' women's team that saw opener Smriti Mandhana strike a chanceless century

The 34th century for the Indian skipper was also filled with statistical highlights

Twitter also saw the lighter side of the mammoth feat

Published Date: Feb 07, 2018 | Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2345 123
3 India 3547 122
4 New Zealand 2940 118
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114