Tendulkar lauds Kohli’s 3rd successive ODI hundred: Incredible feat by a special player

first_imgVirat Kohli on Saturday achieved a feat which even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t during his illustrious career.Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to smash three successive hundreds in one-day internationals during the third ODI against the Windies in Pune.And Tendulkar was one of the first ones to wish the Indian captain after yet another dazzling knock.”A hat-trick of hundreds is just an incredible feat by a special player. Well done,” the Little Master wrote on his post on Twitter.A hat-trick of hundreds is just an incredible feat by a special player. Well done @imVkohli. pic.twitter.com/DMc95fCPPXSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 27, 2018Kohli’s knock however, went in vain as India lost to the Windies by 43 runs in the third ODI.Kohli scored 107 off 119 balls but couldn’t take his team over the line as India failed to chase down 284 after the visitors batted first and posted 283 for 9.Despite ending up on the losing side, Kohli managed to break numerous records along the way.Read – Kohli gutted after India lose 3rd ODI vs West Indies: Just a bad day in the officeThis was Kohli’s 23rd century while chasing and his third consecutive in the series and fourth straight century on home soil.In the first two matches, he smashed 140 and 157 not out in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam respectively.The only other batsman to score four consecutive centuries on Indian soil is South Africa’s AB de Villiers.India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: HighlightsThis was also Kohli’s sixth hundred in ODIs in 2018. With the first three coming against South Africa earlier in the year.advertisementEarlier this week Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach 10,000 runs in ODI cricket during the second match against the Windies in which he scored 157 not out. Tendulkar took 259 innings to get to the landmark – Kohli did it in only in 205 knocks.MS Dhoni takes stunning catch: Fans taunt BCCI over T20I snubTendulkar was also one among the many who wished the Delhi batsman and welcomed him to the 10k club.”The intensity and consistency with which you bat is just amazing. @imVkohli, congratulations on achieving 10,000 runs in ODIs. Keep the runs flowing,” Tendulkar tweeted.The intensity and consistency with which you bat is just amazing. @imVkohli, congratulations on achieving 10,000 runs in ODIs. Keep the runs flowing. pic.twitter.com/tQUhY8bHnaSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 24, 2018Kohli became the 13th overall and fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Kohli has a better strike rate than any of the other 12 batsmen by the time they brought up their 10,000th run. He already has 38 hundreds after the latest one on Saturday. During the last game he also became the quickest to 1,000 runs in a calendar year.Kohli also overcame Tendulkar to become the highest run scorer for India against West Indies in Guwahati. Kohli, with his fourth score of 150 and more, also has the most hundreds against the Windies.Kohli also has more than 1000 runs in a calendar year five times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017).last_img

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