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, February 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

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114