Twitter Hails Virat, Rohit’s Batting as Unbelievable & Unreal

Tanya Simon
October 22, 2018

The Board of Cricket for Control in India on Saturday (20th October) named the final 12-member squad for the opening One Day International (ODIs) of five-match series against West Indies. In-form Virat Kohli and men will be eying to continue the winning streak as they defeated the visitors in the 2 Test match series.

Kohli brought up his 36th ODI ton, 60th overall in worldwide cricket, eventually breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record by becoming the fastest man to get the landmark.

The probables include openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan followed by the middle order of Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Pant and MS Dhoni.

Kohli and Sharma then came together and stayed until the 33rd over, putting on 246 runs for the second wicket in a masterly batting display to lead India to victory.

During the course of his free-flowing ton, Kohli also became only the fourth batsman after Tendulkar (1996-98), Matthew Hayden (2002-04) and Joe Root (2015-17) to amass 2000 global runs in a calendar year for the third straight year.

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Hetmyer punished the Indian bowlers with six fours and as many sixes in his entertaining 78-ball knock.

Until the fifth ball of the over, Rohit was playing the second fiddle to Kohli.

The Guyanese lad brought up his half-century in 41 balls and brought up two 50-run plus partnerships with Rovman Powell (22) and skipper Jason Holder (38).

While Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja offer India with three spin-bowling options, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav offer pace-bowling options to Kohli.

West Indies lost three wickets in quick succession but the Guyana youngster came to take charge after Marlon Samuels departed for a duck in his landmark 200th ODI.

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