India captain Virat Kohli slammed his 35th ODI century to guide India to an eight-wicket victory over South Africa in the 6th ODI in Centurion.
On the back of Kohli's scintillating 129* off 96 balls, the visitors chased down 205 with relative ease. The win capped India's first-ever series win on South African soil with the visitors clinching the ODI series 5-1. Unsurprisingly, the Indian skipper was also named the Man-of-the-Series for hitting three centuries in the six-match ODI series.
Kohli's greatness keeps rising as he breaks and builds records day-in and day-out. He just 14 tons away from matching Sachin Tendulkar's record for most ODI centuries of 49 hundreds. Kohli's magnificent century had everybody talking on social media. Have a look at some of the best tweets from current to former players and few fans as well, who had nothing but praises to shower upon the Indian run-machine.
Virat Kohli and then daylight.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) February 16, 2018
One of the best ODI innings I have seen in the recent past. Congratulations, @imVkohli! Excellent work by #TeamIndia to win an ODI series for the first time in South Africa. Way to go, boys✌️✌️ #SAvIND 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/IjAlV2YpHp — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 16, 2018
Remarkable innings by @imVkohli to get to his 35th ODI century. Congratulations #TeamIndia on winning an ODI series for the first time in South Africa. Great achievement 🇮🇳 #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/lwvazFwnww — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 16, 2018
And he does what he does best, score centuries. The stellar run for the champion continues, 35 th ODI hundred , 3rd in the series. Take a bow, Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/ypkc53urI6 — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 16, 2018
Michael Holding during Commentary - "Vivian Richards Called me during break and said I was never as good as Kohli is" Modesty from the great Sir Viv , but this has been the Virat Kohli series. Not in years has a batsman dominated the opposition in this manner. #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/yKrAu5GKtV — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 16, 2018
It’s quite charming to see that Virat Kohli still celebrates when he reaches a century. — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) February 16, 2018