IND vs WI: Virat Kohli joins elite club, becomes fifth Indian player to do so

 IND vs WI: Virat Kohli joins elite club, becomes fifth Indian player to do so

Virat Kohli (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has become the fifth Indian player to play 100 ODIs on February 9 against West Indies. Kohli joined the elite list of Indian players who have played more than 100 ODIs at home. Sachin Tendulkar (164), MS Dhoni (127), Mohammad Azharuddin (113), and Yuvraj Singh (108) are the four players before Kohli to play more than 100 games at home. 

In the 100 games at home, he has amassed 5020 runs averaging a staggering 59.05 with 19 hundred and 25 fifties. Overall, Kohli has played a total of 259 games since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008. The former skipper has amassed 12311 runs averaging 58.34 with 43 centuries, which is the second-highest in the history of ODI cricket, only behind Sachin Tendulkar (49).

The 33-year-old has captained the team in 95 games, out of which the team has won 65, lost 27 with a win percentage of 70.43, only behind the likes of Ricky Ponting (76.14) and late Hansie Cronje (73.70).

Meanwhile, in Kohli’s 100th ODI at home, India beat the West Indies by 44 runs. Batting first, India lost three wickets for 43 runs. KL Rahul (49) and Suryakumar Yadav (64) stitched a partnership of 90 runs before Rahul was run out. Next batter Washington Sundar (24) and Yadav added 43 runs but the latter wicket meant the team was restricted to 237/9. 

For West Indies, Alzarri Joseph and Odean Smith took two wickets each while Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, and Fabian Allen took one each. In reply, the Men In Maroon lost five wickets for 76 runs. Shamarh Brooks (44) and Akeal Hosein (34) added 41 runs before Brooks was dismissed by Deepak Hooda. 

Odeon Smith (24) and Akeal Hosein tried to win the game for their team but couldn’t as the team didn’t have too many wickets left. They were restricted to 193 all out. 


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