New Delhi: Virat Kohli reclaimed his throne as the world's best one-day international batsman on Monday after smashing his sixth ton of the year in India's series-clinching victory over New Zealand.
The India skipper, who cracked a 106-ball 113 in Kanpur, surpassed South Africa's AB de Villiers as number one as he resumed the top spot after a gap of just 10 days.
Kohli was the top run-scorer in the New Zealand series, accumulating 263 over three matches including his 32nd ODI century on Sunday as India secured a 2-1 series victory.
He also paired with opener Rohit Sharma for a 230-run stand as they became the first batsmen to share four double century ODI partnerships.
Kohli, 28, who also tops the Twenty20 batting chart, also became the fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs in the game at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium.
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According to Saini, Kohli always appreciates opinionated-bowlers and feels that that quality shows that Kohli is a “thinking cricketer” who knows what he is doing or wants to do next.
Hazlewood said, “India’s bowling attack got us last time and that is what we don’t like to happen on our home soil.”
Former captain and Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith has said that there were "internal agendas" at play within the organisation, which have become a cancer.