India skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 31st ODI century on Sunday against New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
With the century, Kohli became the only second batsman ever after AB De Villiers to score a hundred in his 200th ODI. The Delhi lad also surpassed former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who has 30 ODI tons to his name. Kohli is now second in the list of most ODI centuries scored in 50-over cricket, just behind Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 49 tons.
While others struggled to get going, Kohli's 121 helped India to put up 280 in 50 overs.
Twitter hailed the Indian skipper after another brilliant innings.
ODI No.200 ✅Century No. 31 ✅ #Virat200 pic.twitter.com/C1ZmBEKyzD— BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2017
Another day, another Virat Kohli century. India never lost in ODIs whenever he scored a 100 as captain. Huge challenge awaits NZ. #Virat200— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 22, 2017
No.31 for Virat Kohli.What unbelievable consistency. Only 200 matches thus far, sky is the limit for what he will achieve in next 9-10 yrs— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 22, 2017
Meanwhile, India's Virat Kohli surpasses Australia's Ricky Ponting to 2nd place in list of most ODI hundreds. Kohli's 100 #31 vs NZ today.— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) October 22, 2017
31st century for Virat Kohli now everyone below Kohli in top ODI centuries list except God of Cricket...— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 22, 2017
Century in 200th ODI:1. AB De Villiers2. Virat KohliOnly two players did it and they are top two ODI players in ICC ranking!— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 22, 2017
Virat Kohli in ODIs this year: most runs, most 100s, most 50s, most fours and the highest average. #INDvNZ— Jamie Alter (@jamie_alterTOI) October 22, 2017
Virat Kohli will be remembered for Centuries #IndvNz— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) October 22, 2017
Always regretted that I couldn't follow the legend Sachin's career since the very start, thank you for the replay Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/9Viq2vceiD— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) October 22, 2017
Virat Kohli's Daily Schedule:Wake UpEatHit-CenturySleepRepeat.31st ODI Century 🙏#INDvNZ #INDvsNZ #Virat200 pic.twitter.com/aCzIOZRHP8— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 22, 2017