Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three wickets on Sunday.
India's chase seemed over when England reduced them to 63-4 in the 12th over but captain Kohli and local boy Jadhav turned the match on its head with the hosts reaching the target with 11 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Former England captain Michael Vaughn could not stop gushing over Kohli's stupendous record in run-chases.
VIRAT KOHLI IS FROM ANOTHER PLANET #Fact— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 15, 2017
Best Test player ... KOHLI Best ODI player ... KOHLI. Best T20 player ... KOHLI— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 15, 2017
The fans could just not understand how Kohli pulls it off time and again.
Unbelievable. Is there anyone in team sport in the world that is dominating their profession as much as @imVkohli right now? A modern legend— Stevie J (@StevieJ_23) January 15, 2017
@imVkohli quite simply the greatest one day batsman India has produced.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 15, 2017
Just another day at work for @imVkohli. Brushed his teeth, had a shower, breakfast, century in a chase. Just another day really!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 15, 2017
Kedar Jadhav came in for his share of praise as well.
What a knock, Kedar Jadhav..it's not easy to upstage Kohli, but he just did!!! #INDvENG— Hemant (@hemantbuch) January 15, 2017
Kedar Jadhav ,take a bow.An innings one dreams to play.#INDvENG— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 15, 2017
Kedar Jadhav will be my Man of the Match. Not often you see someone overshadowing the class of Kohli in a run chase. Well played.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 15, 2017
But the day did belong to Kohli, ultimately. Leading from the front as always.
A Bollywood dialog 4 England cricket team.Rishte mai hum tumhare baap lagte hai Naam hai virat kohli.captain leading from front @imVkohli👏💪🔝— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 15, 2017
And no one summed it up better than Piers Morgan.
Kohli. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 15, 2017
What a player!